WASHINGTON - President Harry S. Truman was fond of saying the buck stopped with him. But Truman is long gone, and local officials now complain that politicians in Washington do nothing but pass the buck.

In an effort to reverse the tide and ensure that local governments are seen as partners with the federal government, four organizations yesterday announced plans for a campaign to raise public awareness about unfunded federal mandates.

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