The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero issued the following statement on Governor Greg Abbott remarks today about the intersection of local control and economic regulation. Gov. Abbott stated, “As opposed to the state having to take multiple rifle-shot approaches at overriding local regulations, I think a broad-based law by the state of Texas that says across the board, the state is going to preempt local regulations is a superior approach.”
“The greatest threats to liberty and property rights are happening at the local level,” said Quintero. “Governor Abbott is absolutely correct in calling for broad-based reforms to the kinds of economic regulations that local governments can impose.”
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James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance and leads the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.