This National League of Cities sponsored webinar will explore the far-reaching and unprecedented effects of punitive bills that limit the power and autonomy of local governments. State Legislatures have introduced, and will again in 2018, a significant number of preemption bills designed to stop local action and authority across a broad range of issues. What does this mean for local government performance? Do these restrictions affect service accountability, and the expectations of citizens? This webinar will explore the cause and effect of preemption on local authority and good governance.