On August 3, 2017, the Texas Public Policy Foundation championed local liberty through a full-page ad in five major Texas newspapers. The ad featured an abridged article by Dr. Tom Lindsay, TPPF’s senior constitutional scholar and director of the Center for Higher Education.
The ad appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.
The article, which originally appeared in Forbes on July 24, discusses the issue of local control and how it has become a point of contention in the current special session of the Texas Legislature. Issues affected by the debate includes tree-cutting ordinances, forced annexation, cell phone policies and speeding up local permitting.
To read the full article in Forbes visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomlindsay/2017/07/24/state-regulation-of-cities-does-not-illegitimately-infringe-on-local-control/#5e0cf68698ca
The full ad is available in the PDF below.