Report: Florida state lawmakers are increasingly blocking local governments


A new report is shedding light on the legal tug of war on cities and counties in the right to govern themselves proposals said to be heard in the legislative session would limit or preempt local laws from having any effect the report from the nonprofit group integrity flora is raising a red flag over the twenty preemption bills that have already been filed for the twenty twenty session research director Ben Wilcox says a hundred similar bills have been filed in the last three years it's much easier to get the legislature to preempt local governments from acting on issues than it is to go fight those battles in every city and town in the state of Florida some state lawmakers reportedly backed by powerful lobbying groups that want to impose regulations on things like vacation rental properties and certain types of

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