funds was a consent to the usurpation of states rights.
the federal funds came with strings. the money was to be used to support and expand certain programs. one of the big problems was that the states would be forced to take over the added expenses when the federal money ran out...or reduce those programs again when the federal money ran out. it is a short sighted "fix" that will leave the states in worse money trouble when it ends. hate to sound cynical, but i don't think this coming problem is an oversight on the part of the feds. when the state can't support the expanded programs, it gives the feds another excuse to step in a further erode state autonomy.
in states like mine, there will be no protest. better to hand it all to the feds than to actually govern your own state and spending.