Government mandated entitlement programs is a burden. Government programs in some instances require actions by states but do not provide the funding to pay for them. I do agree some mandated programs do make sense and in some respects states have some responsibility but in general principle if government levies a requirement they should provide the funding to pay for them.
Mandated requirements also involve the many regulations and rules put in place by government departments and agencies. These need to be streamlined to be more efficient. They should keep the regulations which fall in line with their responsibilities as identified in the Constitution. If they are not in agreement with the Constitution, they should be eliminated.