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State lawmakers bash Congress to gain voter favor

Published 02/18/2010, Associated Press

With tax collections tanking and jobless rates at record highs, state legislators hundreds of miles from Washington have found an easy way to appeal to conservative voters: Bash the federal government. Seven states — Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee — have passed resolutions asserting states’ rights under the 10th Amendment.

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