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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 […]

Common Core Takes a Permanent Summer Vacation in More States

On June 10, 2014

  By Hannah Oh Originally posted by State Budget Solutions on June 9, 2014 Multiple state efforts to repeal the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have culminated in success in recent weeks. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley both signed bills that effectively repeal the CCSS that were previously adopted in […]

Top 3 Local: States and Cities Fight Back

On January 24, 2014

Each week, Federalism in Action compiles the top 3 stories from around the web that best exemplify local people making local decisions. This week, we share examples of state and local leaders pushing back against federal overreach in their communities. To read last week’s post, click here. FOR MOTIVATION:  State Lawmakers want authority to fix […]

Federalism All Star: South Carolina Representative Alan Clemmons

On December 6, 2013

State legislators working to promoting federalism are very important to Federalism in Action, and we will regularly feature these Federalism All Stars. First up is Representative Alan Clemmons, who has worked hard in his 11 years in the South Carolina House of Representatives to make sure the citizens of the Palmetto State can make local […]

Top 3 Local: Technology, Transparency, and Local Governance

On December 6, 2013

On Fridays, Federalism in Action gathers the Top 3 stories on local people making local decisions into a blog. To check out last week’s post, click here. FOR INSPIRATION: Federalism All Star State Representative Alan Clemmons This week, Federalism in Action profiles South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons from the 107th District as a Federalism […]

Warning to the “Blob”: State Attorneys General Will Not Back Down Easily

On September 16, 2013

One look at the upcoming cases before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeal would suggest that states and the national government have a destructively adversarial relationship. Should we be worried about this constant conflict? In some ways, it is good when state governments and the national government are at odds-that’s one important […]

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