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The South Carolina Resolution for the Transfer of Federal Lands

On April 3, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action “We in the East are tired of paying billions of dollars for the federal government to mismanage federally controlled lands in the West,” says South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons.   In 2013, the South Carolina Assembly passed a resolution “to express support to the western states […]

Illinois Won the First Sagebrush Rebellion

On March 31, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action Nevada currently holds the unenviable record for the highest percentage of federally controlled lands within its borders – more than 80%! But this is not just a Nevada problem; the federal government controls about half of the all lands within the western states. In contrast, States east of Colorado have, on average, […]

Release: Utah Lawmaker Will Lead Effort to “Free The Lands”

On February 11, 2016

KEN IVORY JOINS FEDERALISM IN ACTION Utah Lawmaker Will Lead Effort to “Free The Lands” CHARLESTON, SC – Federalism In Action is pleased to announce that Utah State Representative Ken Ivory has joined the non-partisan public policy organization as the director of the “Free The Lands” project. “We are excited to welcome Rep. Ken Ivory as […]

Federal Lands, Public Dilemma

On November 21, 2015

By Karim Elsayed, Federalism Fellow | Federalism In Action Imagine owning a house, and the town mayor controls two rooms simply because he is the mayor and believes he can put them to better use than you can. Not a very pleasant thought, right? This situation is not so different from the ongoing battle between states and […]

Top 3 Local: CPAC Edition

On February 27, 2015

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another edition of Top 3 Local. For those of you who are new to our site, here’s the drill: every Friday, we select three stories featuring “local people, making local decisions.” You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top 3 Local stories. And […]

Top 3 Local: Modern-Day Sagebrush Rebellion

On February 6, 2015

Happy Friday! It’s now time for Federalism in Action’s weekly blog series, Top 3 Local. If you’re new to our site, here’s what it’s all about: each week, we collect three of the nation’s top stories featuring local people, making local decisions. You might call it “federalism in action.” Read on for this week’s Top […]

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