GOP seems all for local regulation UNLESS it is done by Democrats http://www.npr.org/2015/01/15/37752...-tension-between-state-city-governments?sc=tw Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to remove cities right to do regulations on inside city limits. Namely environmental regulations. Example would be the city of Denton overwhelming passed a voter law banning fracking inside city limits. Wants to over turn that. Or a City regulation that requires junk yards to get permits. (Dallas) Banning things like plastic bag done at the city level. It looks like they are all for local control except when the local control is more or less Democrats. Mind you Abbott is a hypocrite threw and threw. Guy got injured back and broken and he sued for his money. Then Abbott turn around and put caps on lawsuits like that. They are all for remove city rights to regulate themselves.