Revolt Against Regionalism

Wisconsin's 4-year-old law requiring all its local governments to develop "comprehensive land-use plans" by 2010 is creating a backlash at the grassroots level and in the state legislature.
August 8, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A revolt may be brewing in Wisconsin. In 1999, the state passed a bill requiring all its local governments to develop "comprehensive land-use plans" by the year 2010. Now there's a movement, at the grassroots and in the state legislature, to revise or repeal the law. Part of the objection is financial: Developing such plans can be costly. And part of the objection goes to deeper concerns about property rights and local self-government.

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 in Reason Online
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