Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another Unfunded Mandate Goes Down in Flames

The federal government loves to pass laws or create regulations forcing states and local governments to do things without fully compensating the state and local governments for the cost of whatever federal social experiment they have to follow. Essentially, the federal government is externalizing the costs of a federal program. In this case, it didn't go the way the feds wanted: "Victory for Native American Tribes as court rules must pay owed millions."

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