Josh Barro: Cut the strings on the stimulus

As a chorus grows in Washington for a second stimulus package, an appealing alternative is coming out of Sacramento, Calif.: Don’t give us more money, just stop telling us what to do.

This month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., is expected to ask Congress and the Obama administration to cut many of the strings it attached to state aid funds in last year’s stimulus bill. Bloomberg reports that he will propose $8 billion in cuts to federal-state programs to help close the state’s $21 billion budget gap — but first, he needs Washington’s permission.

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