It wasn't all that long ago that Boulder Liberal Mark Udall was making the high minded claim that he supported a handgun ban in the District of Columbia because he favored local control.
We've known for some time that Boulder Liberal Mark Udall opposes local control regarding the Roan Plateau. Of course, that may be less high minded principle and more high dollar principle, given the rush of the Sierra Club to come to his aid.
Boulder Liberal Mark Udall also seems to oppose local control when he can collect big union bucks by co-sponsoring something like the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act. That title sounds like something Bill Ritter would write, doesn't it?
The bill as sent to the Senate makes the following findings:
(4) The Federal Government is in the position to encourage conciliation, mediation, and voluntary arbitration to aid and encourage employers and the representatives of their employees to reach and maintain agreements concerning rates of pay, hours, and working conditions, and to make all reasonable efforts through negotiations to settle their differences by mutual agreement reached through collective bargaining or by such methods as may be provided for in any applicable agreement for the settlement of disputes.
It looks a lot like local control to us, NOT. Boulder Liberal Mark Udall is always for local control except when he is against it and can collect big campaign bucks.