State high court orders Sanford to request stimulus funds

Thursday, June 4, 2009 3:32 PM
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COLUMBIA — South Carolina's high court today ordered Republican Gov. Mark Sanford to request $700 million in federal stimulus money, which would head primarily to cash-strapped schools over the next two years.

The state Supreme Court issued its ruling a day after hearing arguments in Mr. Sanford's legal fight to reject the money. The governor had refused to take the cash even after legislators passed a budget requiring him to do so.

The arguments involved lawsuits filed by students and school administrators. Mr. Sanford had tried to get those cases merged in federal court with his own lawsuit to block the money, but he lost that fight Monday.

On Monday Mr. Sanford said he would not appeal such a decision and, if he lost, would drop his federal case.

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CallMeOpinionated 06/04/09 - 07:37 pm
Thank goodness for SC and the

Thank goodness for SC and the children there. What an idiot govenor they have though! They should impeach his tail! That would put a nail into his presidential dreams.

Grasshopper 06/04/09 - 10:22 pm
The first two post are

The first two post are ignorant!

Ode 06/04/09 - 10:25 pm
Fiscal responsibility is a

Fiscal responsibility is a good thing.

Asitisinaug 06/05/09 - 01:20 am
Fiscal responsibility is

Fiscal responsibility is certinaly a positive atribute which is not demonstrated by many elected officials of any race, gender or political affiliations. I commend Govenor Sanford for his origional direction and for making a stand. That being said, if he didn't take the $700 MILLION Tax Dollars from the federal government that the Obama Administration is taking from the hard working citizens of America then that adminsitration would simply squander it elsewhere. In reality, this administration would love for him not to take the money so they could spend it on other do nothing projects and give to those who don't even have a clue what personal responsibility is. The Govenor should accept every penny the Feds give him and instead work dilligently to greatly reduce state taxes for his citizens by cutting every budget possible to help bring spending under control. What we really need is congressional members with his school of thought and stop taking money from hard working Americans through taxes to give to those whom are undeserving as they fail to contribute in a positive way to society.

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