NLC’s New City Guide on Preemption

Every day, city leaders are working to improve the health and welfare of their communities and the people who live there. But instead of partnership and support, many cities in recent years have confronted state politics and interference.

After reading the below report you will learn: how to talk about preemption to constituents and to legislators; how to build coalitions with new partners that can advocate affirmatively for local power; and how to use legal challenges if necessary.