Fifteen years ago, “republican” and “small government” were practically synonyms. Now? Not so much …

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In response, there’s been an outburst of support for Home Rule. Here’s a roundup of some of this session’s best pieces in defense of local decision-making:

News Analysis: Floridians Favor Local Over State Control of Short Term Rentals

RECORD EDITORIAL: Preemption bill wreaks havoc on neighborhood

Editorial: Legislative preemption old and new show why local control often best

Editorial: Tallahassee overreaches once again

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