Happy Valentine’s Day! Despite a new wave of winter weather, this week brings more great examples of local people promoting local decision-making across the country. Federalism in Action gathers the top 3 stories from around the web that best highlight “federalism in action” each week. To read last week’s post, click here and see below for this week’s highlights.
FOR MOTIVATION: Federal Approval Sinking
The citizens of California confirmed a growing trend among states nationwide: the American people have far more confidence in their state and local governments than they do in Washington, D.C. A recent poll found that 60 percent of Californians do not think Congress and the White House will be able to work together effectively in 2014. More people, 67 percent of those surveyed, think the governor and legislature will have far more success getting things accomplished during the session.
FOR INSPIRATION: Return Control to the States
This week, R Street Institute released a new paper on the benefits of restoring local control to Western Lands. The paper details the current problematic federal management policies, and also highlights concrete policy ideas for returning ownership to the states.
FOR FUN: Winter Storm Doesn’t Stop Valentine’s Day Celebrations
What a winter it has been nationwide! This week, the Eastern half of the country suffered the wrath of another winter storm, causing travel days and shutting down cities. But even severe winter weather is no match for local florists in the Southeast delivering flowers on their busiest day of the year. See how one local florist in South Carolina is responding to the challenge today.
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