Municipal home rule

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Municipal home rule originated in the United States during the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century. It enables voters to adopt a home rule charter that acts as the city's basic governing document over local issues; however, state law continues to prevail over statewide concerns.[1] The goal of municipal home rule is to facilitate local control and minimize state intervention into municipal affairs.[2]


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