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Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:42 AM

A ban on bans: Are SC legislators killing local control as favor for Big Business?

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- For nearly an hour Wednesday, S.C. House members debated a bill to ban local governments from passing more regulations on cigarettes and vaping products.

In the end, the ban on more local regulations passed, 69-37.

It is not the only debate likely this legislative session about limiting the control that local governments — cities and counties — have over local issues.

S.C. lawmakers have been “unusually active the last three years” stepping on the toes of cities and counties, said Lynn Teague of the League of Women Voters, trying to limit how cities and counties regulate a variety of activities — from cigarettes and vaping to plastic bags to billboards to poultry farms.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article226176810.html

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