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The head of the National Governors Association says the federal government can take some of the blame for budget problems facing Illinois and some other states.


Governor Gary Herbert (HUR-burt), a Republican from Utah, says mandates from the federal government are, in his words, costing states tons of money....



Herbert recently addressed an American Farm Bureau conference and cited federal government costs related to health care and transportation as the biggest examples causing budget fits for Illinois and other some states.

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