Missouri's blue-city, red-state divide over minimum wage

Some of the fiercest political battles are taking place between Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures. Increasingly, those issues are decided through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws that prevent cities from enforcing their local ordinances. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury reports from Missouri.

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From: PBS NewsHour

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"State of the City of Houston" on RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Gary Polland and David Jones talk about the state of the city of Houston with Houston City Council Members: Oliver Pennington, District G; Anne Clutterbuck, District C; James Rodriguez, District I; taping date Friday, January 20, 2011.

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From: HoustonPBS

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Birmingham is blue city in red state

Birmingham Mayor William Bell talks about the city's role in a very conservative state.

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From: Matter of Fact

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