AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero testified today before the Senate Committee on State Affairs on Senate Bill 1806, which would ensure the conformity of local ordinances and regulations with state law.

“Some local governments in Texas are using ‘local control’ as justification for adopting ordinances and enacting regulations that likely violate existing state law. It is critical that the Legislature do away with this notion and reassert the primacy of the State over its political subdivisions,” said Quintero. “Local ordinances and regulations should conform with state law, and SB 1806 would help ensure that that’s done.”
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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

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