Tag: ACCE

Tag: ACCE

  • Court Pops San Francisco Officials’ Bubble image

    Court Pops San Francisco Officials’ Bubble

    Prohibiting speech or compelling speech in the marketplace is not the way to deal with products or services that lawmakers do not like. It is an easy way to get …

  • Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition image

    Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition

    Like so many other people across the nation, I was horrified by the water contamination crisis that struck Flint, Michigan. As an elected official who bears direct responsibility for maintaining …

  • VIDEO: American City County Exchange: Change in Communities image

    VIDEO: American City County Exchange: Change in Communities

    “It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you’re from. If you believe that the solutions to our problems come from being able to work productively together, ACCE is the place …

  • Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day image

    Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s …

  • A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW image

    A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF STATE MINIMUM WAGE LAW

    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert State] WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is tasked by the [Insert State] to carry out certain core responsibilities as approved by …

  • An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations image

    An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations

    (A) Definitions. (1) “Coordinate” means the action necessary to achieve coordination. (2) “Coordination” means the process by which an agency of the federal government brings its regulations, whether proposed or …

  • An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection image

    An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the …

  • High Court Sides with State on Preemption image

    High Court Sides with State on Preemption

    Further underscoring the fact that local governments are political subdivisions whose powers derive from the state, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that local governments cannot ban fracking of any type. The court found that while both cities Ft. Collins and Longmont are Home Rule cities, Home Rule does not give them the right to act as independent agents of the state law.

  • Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws image

    Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws

    On April 28, two locally elected officials hosted a conference call to discuss state preemption laws and how they affect local governments.

  • An Open Letter to American Water Works Association image

    An Open Letter to American Water Works Association

    Responsible elected officials, financial professionals and utility engineers must support and promote open competition and the need for alternative products and materials in bidding processes for underground infrastructure. Moreover, this is a fundamental right and responsibility of all municipal governments.

  • Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes? image

    Will Flint officials adopt a competitive bidding process to fix their pipes?

    Federal disaster relief for Flint Michigan’s water contamination could exceed one billion tax dollars before all is said and done. As that money is being dispersed to solve Flint’s water contamination, what steps are being taken to ensure this money is being used wisely? How are the taxpayers going to be reassured that this money is not going into the pockets of pet projects and crony capitalists?

  • Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB image

    Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB

    Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show delighted her supporters and football fans alike, and also ignited something of a firestorm in the tech world by posting pictures of her lodging for …

  • KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work image

    KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work

    If local governments have been granted the power to pass local right-to-work by their respective states, the federal government has no say how those powers are delegated.

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) image

    A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION)

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace …

  • ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations image

    ACCE Principles of Short Term Housing Rental Regulations

    Short-term housing rentals are becoming an important component of the travel and tourism economy in many communities throughout the country. Recently, some jurisdictions have passed — or are considering the …

  • Federalism, Dillon Rule and Home Rule image

    Federalism, Dillon Rule and Home Rule

    Every local government is governed by their respective states by two legal definitions, The Dillon Rule or Home Rule. Regardless of which legal definition a local government falls under, both …

  • Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech image

    Video: Friedrichs Supporters Stand for Free Speech

    On Monday morning, ALEC staff gathered with teachers, parents, legislators and grassroots leaders on the steps of the Supreme Court to support Rebecca Friedrichs, a California teacher who is fighting …

  • Big Government Can Now Choose Your Neighbors and Property Value image

    Big Government Can Now Choose Your Neighbors and Property Value

    The Omnibus budget bill contains a laundry list of items being funded, which continue the failed big government policies of the federal government. One of the most egregious items is …

  • Missouri Judge Upholds State Minimum Wage Law image

    Missouri Judge Upholds State Minimum Wage Law

    Good news for small business owners and their employees in St. Louis. Judge Steven Ohmer of the 22nd Circuit  overturned an attempt by the city of St. Louis to mandate …