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new federalism

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) U.S. Government
1.
a plan, announced in 1969, to turn over the control of some federal programs to state and local governments and institute block grants, revenue sharing, etc.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Contemporary definitions for new federalism
noun

a policy plan to turn over the control of some US federal programs to state and local governments and provision of block grants and revenue sharing

Examples

Richard Nixon promoted the idea of new federalism.

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