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  • The White House is Restoring Freedom to Local Governments image

    The White House is Restoring Freedom to Local Governments

    In the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has made a great impact on being able to speed …

  • Questioning the Federal Government and Sanctuary Cities image

    Questioning the Federal Government and Sanctuary Cities

    It should be questioned whether or not the federal government should have any direct financial or regulatory ties with local governments.

  • Local Perspective image

    Local Perspective

    Judge Keith Self talks local government overreach.

  • Rethinking Urban Planning image

    Rethinking Urban Planning

    It is because every individual knows little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it. — Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

  • 6th Circuit Shuts the Door on Local Right to Work Opponents image

    6th Circuit Shuts the Door on Local Right to Work Opponents

    On Monday, the 6th Circuit denied the Motion for Rehearing and Motion for En Banc Hearing and today denied the motion to vacate based on Kentucky' recently passed Right to Work Law.

  • Sanctuary State to Preempt Local Governments image

    Sanctuary State to Preempt Local Governments

    The State of California is moving forward a bill to preempt local governments, force them to break federal law and bust their budgets in the process.

  • We Expressed Our Concerns and President Trump Listened image

    We Expressed Our Concerns and President Trump Listened

    In December, the American City County Exchange sent a letter to then President-Elect Trump outlining a number of regulatory reforms that were hurting local government infrastructure projects. Many of these projects are considered high priority projects which are collaborations between federal, state and local governments.

  • One City Takes a Stand Against Wasteful Spending image

    One City Takes a Stand Against Wasteful Spending

    In an era where most local governments don't give a second thought to giving away taxpayer money for events, stadiums and festivals, one city gave a resounding "NO" to fully funding a local festival.

  • Local Officials Call On President-Elect Trump image

    Local Officials Call On President-Elect Trump

    The members of the American City County Exchange, a division of the American Legislative Exchange Council, representing city and county elected officials in 50 states, petition you with great urgency.

  • Local Right To Work Wins in Court image

    Local Right To Work Wins in Court

    Today the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling by the U.S. District Court in …

  • 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 …

  • Big Government Can Now Choose Your Neighbors and Property Value image

    Big Government Can Now Choose Your Neighbors and Property Value

    The Omnibus budget bill contains a laundry list of items being funded, which continue the failed big government policies of …