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  • Arrested for Rock n Roll? image

    Arrested for Rock n Roll?

    The resolution will propose buskers stay in a central area close to a marking, but not in a box.

  • Eliminating Personal Property Taxes image

    Eliminating Personal Property Taxes

    When local government taxes personal property [for example: new/used cars, trailers, equipment, trucks, etc.] individuals or businesses never truly “own” …

  • High Court Sides with State on Preemption image

    High Court Sides with State on Preemption

    Further underscoring the fact that local governments are political subdivisions whose powers derive from the state, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that local governments cannot ban fracking of any type. The court found that while both cities Ft. Collins and Longmont are Home Rule cities, Home Rule does not give them the right to act as independent agents of the state law.

  • Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws image

    Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws

    On April 28, two locally elected officials hosted a conference call to discuss state preemption laws and how they affect local governments.

  • An Open Letter to American Water Works Association image

    An Open Letter to American Water Works Association

    Responsible elected officials, financial professionals and utility engineers must support and promote open competition and the need for alternative products and materials in bidding processes for underground infrastructure. Moreover, this is a fundamental right and responsibility of all municipal governments.

  • Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes? image

    Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes?

    Federal disaster relief for Flint Michigan’s water contamination could exceed one billion tax dollars before all is said and done. As that money is being dispersed to solve Flint’s water contamination, what steps are being taken to ensure this money is being used wisely? How are the taxpayers going to be reassured that this money is not going into the pockets of pet projects and crony capitalists?

  • Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB image

    Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB

    Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show delighted her supporters and football fans alike, and also ignited something of a firestorm in …

  • KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work image

    KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work

    If local governments have been granted the power to pass local right-to-work by their respective states, the federal government has no say how those powers are delegated.

  • Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech image

    Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech

    On Monday morning, ALEC staff gathered with teachers, parents, legislators and grassroots leaders on the steps of the Supreme Court …