home rule


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home rule

The power granted to local governments to pass ordinances regulating matters particularly local in nature.Some states have limited home rule,so matters that would seem to be local in nature must still be submitted to statewide referenda for approval and passage.

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legislatures have undermined Home Rule and circumvented its protections.
Scholes suggests that the welding of the Protestant churches occurred during the period of resistance to Home Rule but possibly only in Ulster.
The difference between Home Rule and Independence, roughly, is that Westminster would retain responsibility for Defence, Foreign Affairs, the pound and the monarchy.
Although the state legislature may pass laws of general application that apply to all cities, when it seeks to regulate the "property, affairs or government" of a specific city, the state legislature may only do so at the request of the local legislature, which issues what is known as a home rule message.
The national prevalence of smokefree home rules increased from 43.
Overall, however, the focus on the Home Rule issue is more marked in this collection.
They give a remarkable insight into the bitter in-fighting in the Liberal Party with several criticising the then Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone over his stance in advancing Irish Home Rule.
Examining the degree of municipal discretionary authority in relationship to the state government, and taking measures of municipal performance at the jurisdiction level allows us to see how these organizations are using their home rule power.
SHREWSBURY - Area municipal leaders are considering getting together to file home rule petitions as a way to speak with one loud voice to grab the attention of legislators.
Situated in the period of the third home rule bill and the articulation of opinion about it in Toronto (1910-1914), the article concentrates on the city's media and particularly the visual content of cartoons published in the strongly pro-empire Evening Telegram.
Americans living in multiunit housing, such as apartments and condominiums, are more likely to use tobacco products and less likely to have smoke-free home rules than people living in single-family housing, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.