Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, April 02, 2010

Retreat from federalism?

Does the governors' approval of a plan to replace local police forces amount to a retreat from federalism? or just an attack on corruption?

Thanks to Daniel Wilson at the blog Under the Volcano.

Governors back abolishing local police in favor of new state forces
The National Governors’ Conference (Conago) backed the Government’s proposal to establish one state-level police force for each state. Most municipal police would be transferred to new state-level forces, after undergoing background checks and additional training. Municipal governments would retain responsibility only for traffic enforcement… Establishing the new state-level forces requires amendment of the federal Constitution.

The original is from Reforma.

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