Tag: loss of local control

HB2’s Replacement Worse for Cities

With the passage of HB142, North Carolina has officially repealed the infamous “Bathroom Bill.” Unfortunately, it also brings a host of preemptive measures that threaten the notion of local control in the Tar Heel State. Following a boycott campaign that spanned from PayPal to Deutsche Bank to the NBA, the state of North Carolina repealed

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City Authority Varies Widely From State to State

In a new report, NLC finds that states limit city power through preemption in a number of policy areas, ranging from labor protections to taxing authority. State legislatures have gotten more aggressive in their use of preemption in recent years. Preemption is the use of state law to nullify a municipal ordinance or authority. Proponents

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