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Using Preemptions To Rein In Government Overreach: Lee Schalk in USA Today Florida

"Preemptions can help policy consistency and foster economic stability."

Lee Schalk, ALEC Vice President of Policy, was quoted in a USA Today Florida affiliate article on state preemptions of local authority in Florida.

“In recent time, we’ve witnessed a trend wherein activists target local governments to advocate for economically damaging policies that would likely falter in state capitols,” he said. “Consequently, state legislators have found themselves in a delicate position, compelled to enact preemption laws to rein in excessive governmental overreach at the local level.”

Schalk also said preemptions can help “policy consistency and foster economic stability.”

For more on the balance of power between state and local government, check out our recent publication from the American City County Exchange.