Current News, Analyses, Events, Publications & Personalities

In the interests of intellectual discourse, the Center for the Study of Federalism posts diverse viewpoints. The views we post do not necessarily represent the views of the Center.

State Bond Banks and Fiscal Federalism

POSTED | May 29, 2020

Girard Miller writes that state bond banks could serve as efficient conduits between the federal government and local governments. Read more here.

States Sue to Block Emissions Rule Change

POSTED | May 29, 2020

Nearly two dozen states have sued to stop the implementation of the Trump administration's revised vehicle emissions standards (password required). Read more here.

State AGs Challenge Federal Environmental Rollbacks

POSTED | May 28, 2020

Pamela King and Jeremy P. Jacobs write that state attorneys general have successfully challenged a number of the Trump administration's attempted rollbacks of environmental rules....More

State-Level Responses to Coronavirus in India

POSTED | May 28, 2020

Nitish Pahwa writes that India's responses to the coronavirus outbreak have varied widely by state. Read more here.

EU Offers Plan that Would Increase Taxing and Spending Powers

POSTED | May 28, 2020

European Union leaders have proposed a pandemic recovery plan that would give the organization taxation and spending powers similar to those held by a federal...More

Compendium of Federalism and Pandemic Resources

POSTED | May 27, 2020

The Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism at McGill University has created a compendium of resources related to federalism and the coronavirus. Read more here.

Books on Scottish Independence Reviewed

POSTED | May 27, 2020

Rory Scothorne reviews two books that explore the rise of the Scottish independence movement: The Great Mistake of Scottish Independence, by John Lloyd and The Literary Politics...More

Coequal Federalism

POSTED | May 26, 2020

Dave Owen and Hannah Jacobs Wiseman examine coequal federalism -- that is, when federal- and state-appointed officials work together within a single agency that can make...More

Chinese and American Responses to Coronavirus Compared

POSTED | May 26, 2020

Shui Yan Tang and Brian An compare the intergovernmental responses of the United States and China to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

German Cooperative Federalism During the Virus Outbreak

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 24, 2020

Johannes Saurer reports on the cooperative administrative federalism at work in Germany's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

House Democrats Offer Support for State, Local Governments

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 23, 2020

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have released a proposal that would offer states and localities almost $1 trillion in funding to help cover...More

Canadian Federalism and Contact Tracing

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 23, 2020

Teresa Scassa explores whether the nation's federal structure inhibits efforts to establish contacts of people infected by the coronavirus. Read more here.

USDA to Appeal Medicaid Work Requirements Ruling

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 22, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture has filed notice of its intent to appeal a federal district court's injunction preventing the USDA from implementing new...More

Federalism Aspects of Pandemic Response Reviewed

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 22, 2020

Writing that the coronavirus outbreak "has underscored both the promise and limits of the Tenth Amendment," Nancy J. Knauer examines the federalism-related aspects of the...More

Federal and State Virus Responses Analyzed

WESLEY LECKRONE | May 22, 2020

CSF Fellow John Kincaid traces the responses of the federal government and the states to the coronavirus pandemic and contends that the responses mark "one...More