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Top 3 Local: Who Should Control the West?

On October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Before you head out for a night full of festivities, be sure to check out this week’s installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local blog series. If this is your first time visiting, here’s how it works: every Friday we collect the top 3 stories that exemplify local people making local decisions […]

Top 3 Local: Momentum for Local Control in New Mexico

On June 27, 2014

It’s the first full week of summer, and it’s finally Friday! That also means it’s time for a new installment of Federalism in Action’s Top 3 Local blog series. If you’re new here, each Friday, we find 3 of the top stories from across the web that showcase local people making local decisions. We provide […]

Top 3 Local: Local Students Step Up During the Holidays

On December 20, 2013

The holiday season is fast upon us, but that did not stop local people from making an impact in their communities this week. There were some great examples of federalism in action, and we collected the Top 3 stories of local people making local decision. To check out last week’s post, click here. FOR INSPIRATION: […]

Federalism All Star: New Mexico Representative Yvette Herrell

On December 17, 2013

The federal government has more power than ever before; however, the efforts by many state legislators to advance federalism give us great encouragement for the future.  As a result of her tireless work in New Mexico, State Representative Yvette Herrell is this week’s Federalism All Star. Rep. Herrell first ran for office “because the decisions […]

Returning land to New Mexico would lead to ‘economic boom’

On October 7, 2013

By Paul Gessing Originally Posted By the Rio Grande Foundation on September 18, 2013 New Mexico could see both an economic boom and improved management of the federally-controlled Forest Service and BLM lands within its borders. New data providing three different scenarios on the economic potential of New Mexico’s public lands from Dr. Timothy J. […]

Top 3 Local: Government Shutdown Edition

On October 4, 2013

This week’s top 3 stories take a look at how states are coping with the federal government shutdown. To read last week’s post, click HERE. States across the country have been affected as governors and state budget directors have been scrambling this week to respond. The overarching message from state leaders: Washington’s inability to resolve […]

Federalism in Action in the News Again

On June 10, 2013

This week, New Mexico state representative Yvette Herrell had an op-ed published int he Albuquerque Journal supporting Federalism in Action and local decision-making. Here’s a brief excerpt: “The success of our system of government depends on cooperation between the federal and state governments. It is our job as citizens to become more engaged once that […]

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