States pushing back against Washington overreach

This is an interesting piece in Politico about how most states, with both Republican and Democratic administrations, are pushing back against Washington overrreach. The areas of concern include federal gun control, health care, and standrards for drivers' liceneses. In at least 37 states legislation has been introduced that in some way guts federal gun regulations, according to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The bills were signed into law this spring in two states, Kansas and Alaska, and in two more lawmakers hope to override a governor's veto. Twenty states since 2010 have passed laws that either opt out of or challenge mandatory parts of Obamacare, the National Conference of State Legislatures says. And half the states have OK'd measures aimed knocking back the Real ID Act of 2005, which dictates Washington's requirements for issuing driver's licenses. "Rosa Parks is the beacon of light: If you say no to something, you can change the world," Michael Boldin, the...(Read Full Post)