Notes - Taylor Rawson Professor Haynes(T.A Sanchez...

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Taylor Rawson Professor Haynes (T.A. Sanchez) Federalism 16 September 2009 The Newly Mandated Government Unfunded federal mandates are laws that require states and local governments to abide by national regulations without compensation from the federal government. In 1995, the United States passed the Unfunded Federal Mandates Reform Act which was supposed to limit the imposition of unfunded mandates on the state and local governments from the federal government; however, this act was not fully carried out. Even after the UMRA was passed into a law, there were still unfunded mandates taking place, and George Miller believes that congress should not order the state and local governments to do things that Congress is unwilling or unable to pay or reimburse them for. Miller asks many questions concerning unfunded mandates. He states that we, the people, have spent billions of dollars on helping our local communities meet the government mandates to improve programs involving water, drinking water, buildings, transportation, and education. All
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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