Local Preemption Bill Dies in Committee

A bill that would prohibit counties and municipalities from increasing wages and benefits above state levels has died in the House Economic Matters Committee.

MACo opposed the one-size-fits-all approach of HB 317, which limits local decision-making. The preemption of local authority outlined in this bill would significantly undermine a local government’s ability to implement policies that reflect the diversity of local economies.

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