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  • Weld County Recognized as a Taxpayer Friendly Community image

    Weld County Recognized as a Taxpayer Friendly Community

    Weld County is in the news for the Taxpayer Friendly Community Award they received at Annual Meeting. ColoradoPolitics.com picked …

  • ACCE Annual Meeting in the News image

    ACCE Annual Meeting in the News

    The American City County Exchange (ACCE) just got back from a great Annual Meeting in Denver, …

  • Oregon Legislature Bans ACCE Model Policy on Local Right to Work image

    Oregon Legislature Bans ACCE Model Policy on Local Right to Work

    In 2014, The American City County Exchange (ACCE) produced the only model policy on local right to work in the …

  • Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition image

    Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition

    Like so many other people across the nation, I was horrified by the water contamination crisis that struck Flint, Michigan.

  • Government Profiting Off the Poor and the Need for Modern Government Reform image

    Government Profiting Off the Poor and the Need for Modern Government Reform

    Thousands of people are homeless, right now, because of “good graft” – the noble intentions of government gone awry. Some of them are right here in Phoenix. These aren’t abstract numbers, they are men, women, and children who could right now be living in decent, affordable housing, but who have been cheated (along with taxpayers) out of the promises we have made. And they represent only one of the many casualties of modern government

  • Northern Lights Signal Trouble image

    Northern Lights Signal Trouble

    In Alaska, three council members are in the fight for their political lives. It appears local residents are unhappy with …

  • VIDEO: Change in Communities image

    VIDEO: Change in Communities

    Members of the American City County Exchange (ACCE) explain the importance of local governance.

  • 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.