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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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If voters approve a proposal to remove East Dundee's home-rule privileges, property owners will be on the hook to pay the $1.
The legislation was signed three months after an overwhelming majority of the 182 voters at a special town meeting approved an article calling for the home-rule petition to extend the mandatory retirement age.
4) The village developed a rental licensing and inspection program about 30 years ago because of the high number of apartment units-about 33 percent of all residential units in the village--the lack of uniform maintenance and leasing standards, and the desire to establish a minimum level of property maintenance standards (which is permitted only for home-rule municipalities in Illinois).
civil or private law exception" to home-rule powers became a
The Danish foreign minister Per Stig Moeller and a member of the Greenlandic home-rule government are due to hold talks in Washington with the US Secretary of State Colin Powell today (18 December) to discuss the request.
Home-rule cities have their own charters, giving them much wider authority than those that get their powers strictly from the state Constitution.
In order to identify the determinants of preferences for state-imposed limits on the taxing and spending powers of local governments, this study examines the decisions made by some Illinois municipalities to acquire home-rule status, where "home rule" refers to local autonomy from state control.
This rhetoric gives rise to fatuous speculation about the degree to which states' rights and home-rule arguments might have been distilled from their specifically racist content, as if the practical objective of white domination and the savagery acted out on its behalf were in some way ephemeral to a nobler, ideal agenda.
Throughout the century, Labour and Liberal MPs or candidates, have all been to a greater or lesser degree marked by nationalist or home-rule or separatist sentiments.
The new, post-Union elites in Scotland have been more likely to influence the growth of home-rule sentiment.
The village maintains a strong financial position, bolstered by several untapped home-rule taxing powers that provide significant financial flexibility.
Wilkinson, made the motion asking town meeting voters to authorize the filing of a home-rule petition with the state Legislature "in the form presented in the warrant article.