Jim Henson, Joshua Blank, Texs Perspectives: Texas cities replace Obama as new bogeyman for …

Austin seems to have a time-honored role as a target for the ire of state legislators, but our capital city was hardly alone in a legislative session that saw the clearest and most persistent articulation yet of a sustained attack on the autonomy of local governments. Several Texas cities have been involved in a large number of these skirmishes: sanctuary cities, plastic-bag bans, transgender bathroom policies and ridesharing ordinances, to name a few.


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