Mar 18 2009
SC’s Graham says gov may control stimulus cash
Sanford has asked the White House for permission to use $700 million on state debt but has been denied. State lawmakers have voted to use the money if the Republican governor rejects it, believing they are authorized by a provision in the legislation inserted by South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn.
Graham released the report Wednesday. It says the Clyburn provision could violate the 10th Amendment, which gives states government powers not spelled out in the Constitution.
A day earlier, the state’s school chief said public schools are in jeopardy without the money. S. 577 is the bill that over ride’s Governor Sanford should he not request the portion ($700b) that he has authority of.