Could Texas help Illinois Limit the Power of Chicago?
There is a new law in the Lone Star State of Texas whose goal is to Limit the Power of Big Cities, and it might be a law that the rest of Illinois could use to protect their way of life vs Chicago, here are the details...
According to texastribune.org, there is a new law in Texas known as the bill that Limits the Powers of Big Cities in the Lone Star State aka House Bill 2127, on the site they say this about the bill...
"prevents cities and counties from enacting local laws that go further than what's allowed under broad areas of state law... Supporters say the law is needed to provide businesses with relief from a growing patchwork of local regulations...It's full impact — what it allows cities to do and what it blocks — will be decided in the courts in the coming months and years."
To read more about this new law click here!
Obviously, this is something that a lot of people in Illinois would love to see happen in this state to limit the power of Chicago. But there are some concerns that I have, one of the things that makes me nervous about this is that it would also apply to small towns right? So if you were a small town and you had local laws that work with your way of life and the state thinks those are things at have "gone too far" then technically they could shut your town down too, not just big cities. Also, Illinois and Texas are different...Illinois has Blue leadership and a giant blue city, so the state leadership is usually ok with what Chicago is doing even though the people downstate of Chicago don't agree with it. Whereas Texas is a red state with red leadership and a couple of big blue cities that are doing things that the red leadership doesn't love. Would you be in support of this type of law coming to Illinois?
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