Gov. Sanford must take stimulus money

In a 5-0 vote, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ordered Governor Mark Sanford to apply for the $700 million in federal stimulus cash. The court heard the arguments Wednesday of two lawsuits  to force Sanford to apply for the money, as he objected saying he wanted to use the money to pay down state debt. U.S. District Judge Joe Anderson sent those two cases back to state court on Monday after the governor tried to have them removed to federal court.
Most of the money is expected to go toward cash-strapped schools in the next two years.
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