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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In a speech to the House of Lords, Willoughby de Broke warned that he and his friends had created a league whose London headquarters were "curiously enough next to a gun-maker's shop" and if the government would not allow the Home Rule contest to be "fairly fought" in a general election, then "we must fall back on the only means at our disposal.
Dane's involvement in the Canadian Unionist League was noted in "Canada against Home Rule," Telegram, 15 December 1913.
Watching Home Rule arrive in Greenland was very exciting for a Canadian advising on indigenous northern territories in Prime Minister Trudeau's constitutional office, and then as adviser to Canadian Inuit as they negotiated Constitutional amendments.
The Home Rule has said that it would be willing to sell some of the shares to private investors in a longer perspective, reported the Greenlandic online newsletter Radioavisen.
I believe this tradeoff will actually enhance home rule.
Hence home rule communities are able to broaden their tax bases beyond the property tax traditionally relied on to include local taxes on specific goods such as cigarettes or alcohol and more generally taxes on retail sales.
it was more restoration of home rule and democracy.
The village's growing population and property tax base, as well as its taxing authority status as a home rule community, allowed it to quickly restore its financial position from a deficit in fiscal 2004.
Only the English Democrats are pushing for home rule as given to Scotland and Wales.
He said that was "real home rule, devo to the max or as near federalism as we can get in the UK - that is what was promised and what should be delivered".
HISTORICAL calls for Scottish Home Rule echoed across the land this week when a former Labour First Minister launched a new campaign for real power inside the UK.
Although he is not distracted by an attempt to explain the causes of Unionist hostilities to Irish home rule, Irish nationalism, or Irish Catholicism, he maintains that Unionist determination dates back to at least the 1880s and the first Home Rule Bill, but was masked by the political reality of the veto of the House of Lords.