Unfunded Mandates Reform

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While providing little to no funds the federal government makes requirements or agreements with state governments to pay for mandated activities such as public safety or education reform. When an elected official orders an unfunded mandate, it allows them to receive all the credit since it was their idea even though the state governments paid for it. Unfunded mandates began to a problem for many American citizens and state government officials because they felt as though it was not fair that an elected official would receive all of the acclaim when they were the ones who put up the profit. In reaction to this, congress passed the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (1995). According to, “History and Evaluation of the Unfunded Mandates Reform

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