Federalism is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or ‘federal’ government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system. Its distinctive feature, exemplified in the founding example of modern federalism of the United States of America under the Constitution of 1787, is a relationship of parity between the two levels of government established. It can thus be defined as a form of government in which there is a division of powers between two levels of government of equal status.
Federalism is distinguished from confederalism, in which the general level of government is subordinate to the regional level, and from devolution within a unitary state, in which the regional level of government is subordinate to the general level. It represents the central form in the pathway of regional integration or separation, bounded on the less integrated side by confederalism and on the more integrated side by devolution within a unitary state.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Two dozen California companies have said they are tired of the business-bashing in Sacramento, along with the high taxes — and they are now threatening to leave the state.
The day after Proposition 30 passed, triggering $6 billion in new annual taxes, Arizona launched a campaign to lure some of California’s top companies.
KCRA 3 has learned that 24 chief executives are flying to Phoenix, Ariz., to explore the land of lower taxes and a much friendlier business environment.
So delicious; I hope the trend continues, and why ought it not, unless Sac decides to actually compete for business and jobs? I live in California, but in a “red finger” up in the Sierras where there are still plenty of sane people…so unlike the anthill I have to endure every time I have to travel to Bay Area.