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Part Two The Louisiana Constitution and Commentary, Art.VI Local Government

From: The Louisiana State Constitution

W. Lee Hargrave

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 May 2021

Louisiana traditionally followed Dillon’s Rule under which local governments were creatures of the state with limited powers; they exercised only the authority the legislature granted them. Over the years, constitutional provisions and amendments granted New Orleans and some other cities home rule charters that gave them broader powers free of legislative control. Continuing in that trend toward greater local government autonomy, the Committee on Local Government in the 1973 Constitutional Convention sought to reverse Dillon’s Rule so that local governments could...
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