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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New York courts' efforts to limit municipal home rule powers have, from the very beginning of municipal home rule, been focused on protecting investors' expectations against municipal innovations that are effectively expropriations.
Behind these early limits on municipal home rule lurked the idea that, if the City could operate a public bus or subway line, then the City would undermine the investments of private franchisees that had entered into franchise agreements with the City to provide such services.
interests per the Municipal Home Rule Law and the state statute at
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