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    Some Governors May Reject Stimulus

    02/23/2009

    Republican governors from Louisiana, Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina may reject parts or all of the stimulus bill.  Most of the Governors are worried about future expenses down the road when the stimulus money stops flowing.  Others are concerned about federal requirements in the bill that might place extra costs on business.  Either way, federal money almost always comes with federal strings and an erosion of the healthy divide between power in Washington and power in the states.  

    Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana comments, "“I strongly suggest that other states also look closely at this provision in the bill so they can also avoid ultimately passing on a significant tax to businesses that will be left paying for this expansion of benefits when the federal money dries up."

    Read more about it here.