Llais Gwynedd gained 13 seats on Gwynedd Council in last month's local government election with a promise to oppose Plaid Cymru's policy to close 29 rural schools and federalise
The controversial proposals will be discussed by councillors this afternoon and are the largest considered since the county tried to federalise
and close a mumber of primary schools in 2008.
Llais Gwynedd was formed from the fall-out over the ruling Plaid group's proposals to close 29 primary schools and to federalise
dozens more, leaving the county with 48 schools compared to the current 106.
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has refused to federalise
the National Guard troops.
There has been an ongoing battle between the Senate, whose members voted to federalise
airport screeners in a bill passed recently, and House Republican leaders, who are opposed to federalisation but want private security companies to operate under government-set standards for pay and hiring.
In court papers, lawyers for Democrat candidate Gore called the request by Bush a 'bald attempt to federalise
' Florida's legal and election process.
Whatever the restraints Congress has sought to impose on the freedom of manoeuvre of 'That Man in the White House' -- most obviously in the 'War Powers Resolution of 1973 passed over President Nixon's veto, and the Intelligence Oversight Act of 1980-- even the Constitution cites as one of the president's functions that of 'Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the US and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the US.' This enabled President Eisenhower in 1957 to despatch Federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, when Governor Faubus delayed school integration, and President Kennedy to federalise
the National Guard in Alabama on the s ame issue.
His 77-page package of proposals, A New Nation, is packed with policies and at its heart has the warning: "Our country must federalise
The five options are to continue the status quo, close Llanddona and move pupils to Beaumaris (saving PS91,000 a year), or to Llangoed (saving PS101,000), close both Llanddona and Llangoed and move children to Beaumaris (saving PS250,000) or to federalise
Cymdeithas yr Iaith appears to welcome it insofar as the move to federalise
has been suspended while such models are explored and Assembly Government guidelines awaited.
Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco has refused to federalise
National Guard troops and has hired James Lee Witt, the Clinton administration's FEMA director, as an advisor.