Local Regulation

Regulation and the Cashless Movement

Proposed D.C. legislation highlights debate over businesses that refuse cash payments.

Cities on the Forefront of Public Health Regulation

Scholar examines ways that local governments are combating issues like obesity and asthma.

Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Check on Excessive Historic Preservation

Local governments should conduct a formal analysis before designating private property as historic.

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Public officials and sober living home operators dispute whether sober living homes need more oversight.

Searching for the “New Labor Law”

More collaboration between government, employers, and labor would help combat income inequality.

Improving Regulation of Police Use of Lethal Force

Scholar argues that policymakers should apply the substance of executive branch lethal force regulations to the police context.

Philadelphia’s Fight Over Pay History

City ordinance prohibiting employers from asking about past salaries remains in limbo in federal court.

After a Federal Climate Policy Retreat, States Should Proceed With Caution

State and local governments must consider the potential legal risks of their climate change policies.

Seizing the Moment with Strategic Climate Strategies for Subnationals

Subnational governments can best succeed when their policies go beyond their own borders.

Seattle’s New Housing Ordinance Will Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance

Local law will prevent landlords from screening tenants based on their criminal history.

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

New study suggests that cities can encourage local food production and consumption through smarter regulations.

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.