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A cautionary tale for Connecticut: Let cities govern themselves

When the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis coined the term “laboratories of democracy,” he was referring to states’ freedom to test innovative and novel policies before the federal government implemented them––such as Obamacare, which was modeled after a 2006 Massachusetts healthcare reform act. While Justice Brandeis was only talking about the state-federal relationship at the time, his message also applies more than ever to the city and state-federal relationship.