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And from osewalrus, there's this: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/24/us/govern-yourselves-state-lawmakers-tell-cities-but-not-too-much.html

In a nutshell, when local city or county governments enact regulations with a "liberal" feel, Republican-led state governments will pass laws to preempt those regulations.  Yes, this involves passing a new law, but since one new state law may nullify dozens of local laws and regulations, the net effect is deregulation.

The irony, of course, is that these same state lawmakers are outraged when the Federal government passes a law to preempt state laws and regulations.