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City Rights in an Era of Preemption: A State-by-State Analysis

Publication Date: 2/21/2017
  • Author:NLC' Center for City Solutions
  • Publication:National League of Cities

This report looks at how the growth of state preemption is a threat to local control and the success of cities, stating "Local control and city rights are priority number one. We know well that innovation happens in cities and then percolates upwards. This process should be celebrated, not stymied." The report focuses on preemption of seven issues, and although it does not discuss preemption of smokefree air or tobacco control, it highlights important aspects of how attacks on local control are increasing.