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The Resource Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege, James T. Bennett

Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege, James T. Bennett

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Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege
Title
Mandate madness
Title remainder
how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege
Statement of responsibility
James T. Bennett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do drivers' licenses that function as national ID cards, nationwide standardized tests for third graders, the late unlamented 55 mile per hour speed limit, the outlawing of the eighteen-year-old beer drinker, and the disappearing mechanical lever voting machine have in common? Each is the product of an unfunded federal mandate: a concept that politicians of both parties profess to oppose in theory but which in practice they often find irresistible as a means of forcing state and local governments to do their bidding, while paying for the privilege. Mandate Madness explores the history, debate, and political gamesmanship surrounding unfunded federal mandates, concentrating on several of the most controversial and colorful of these laws. The cases hold lessons for those who would challenge current or future unfunded federal mandates
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bennett, James T
Dewey number
336.73
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ275.5
LC item number
.B465 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Unfunded mandates
  • Unfunded mandates
  • Federal government
  • Central-local government relations
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • United States
  • Central-local government relations
  • Federal government
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • Unfunded mandates
  • United States
Label
Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege, James T. Bennett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From federalism to coercion: A brief history of mandates -- Drinking, driving, and Dole: How Washington mandated a 21-year-old drinking age in the states -- "I can't drive 55?" Oh yes you can! -- Motorcycle helmets and seat belts: The mandates that weren't -- No Child Left Behind: When George W. Bush decided to teach your children well (or otherwise) -- The Help America Vote act: Good-bye, lever machines; hello, coercion -- REAL ID: The states fight back -- Will mandates never cease?
Control code
ocn867423671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9781412853729
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867423671
Label
Mandate madness : how Congress forces states and localities to do its bidding and pay for the privilege, James T. Bennett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From federalism to coercion: A brief history of mandates -- Drinking, driving, and Dole: How Washington mandated a 21-year-old drinking age in the states -- "I can't drive 55?" Oh yes you can! -- Motorcycle helmets and seat belts: The mandates that weren't -- No Child Left Behind: When George W. Bush decided to teach your children well (or otherwise) -- The Help America Vote act: Good-bye, lever machines; hello, coercion -- REAL ID: The states fight back -- Will mandates never cease?
Control code
ocn867423671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9781412853729
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867423671

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