“I don’t think either party, once they get in power in a state, really deals with the city in the way that it needs to. I don’t think either party has a monopoly on really dealing with a city well. Does [a city] have access to enough capital to solve its problems? Because at the end of the day it’s the problem solver. Not the state. Not the federal government. The true unit of the economy is the metropolis.”
This long form article details the attack that many cities are facing from conservative legislatures across the country that are seeking to preempt the ability of local officials. It outlines the promotion of maximum levels of preemptions by special interest groups, and the organizations trying to fight back to #DefendLocal from these attacks.
Read this engaging article, here.