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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
Local policy is more likely to generate lasting change if it responds to the needs and priorities of local residents and is grounded in their lived experiences. However, some state legislatures are using the legal doctrine of preemption to block local policy innovations. This report...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Preemption is the legal doctrine that allows state law to override local law, thereby limiting the powers of local government. This brief outlines two steps local governments can take to preserve their autonomy and combat preemption: (1) educate state legislators about the downsides...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Although there is no statistical relationship between state preemption and new business creation, states continued to justify preempting popular policies like minimum wage increases, fair scheduling practices, and municipal broadband access in the name of business development. This...

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