Strategies to Counter State Preemption

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Local leaders represent the people they govern, and the people want to control their destinies. As cities across the nation increasingly battle state mandates thwarting local priorities, municipal leaders must be strategic to fight state preemption. Learn tactics to counter preemptive actions taken by the state. Get insights from your peers dealing with preemption cases involving labor, civil liberties and minimum wage laws.  Hear insights from legal professionals actively involved in preemption cases. This workshop will immediately follow Friday’s general session programming on state preemption of local authority. Expert panelists will continue the discussion with specific tactics for local leaders addressing preemption— one of the biggest threats to city governance today.


  • Brooks Rainwater Senior Executive & Director, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities


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