of New Federalism
ALBERT J. DAVIS*
New Federalism proposals -- Reagan, Durenberger, the NGA. The "swap" component: food stamps, AFDC, and Medicaid. Variations between state responses. Protecting state and local governments.
Considerable public discussion of the "New Federalism" has focused on broad, thematic concerns that tap strong currents of public feeling. How responsible should government be held for the well-being of individual citizens? Which level of government is most "responsive" to citizen needs? What is____________________