The White House put it in the governor's court when they backed off on the provision allowing the Legislature to by-pass the governors.
Earlier today, the New York Times reported South Carolina Will Apply for Most of Its Stimulus Money
A little caveat was added in the article.
Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote to Mr. Graham earlier this week, saying that lawmakers — in lieu of a governor’s request — could indeed apply for funds for Medicaid, some education-related areas, for much of the funds pertaining to transportation, health, infrastructure and energy.
But administration lawyers had determined that the legislative language for access to the stabilization funds at issue in South Carolina didn’t offer the same route for state legislatures, Mr. Orszag wrote.
In South Carolina today it is reported that Governor Sanford is not accepting stimulus money for education.
Now we will see how the Governor will handle it. Celtic Diva states in the comment section that Palin will take most of it.
We shall see. Meantime it seems the ADN is getting a little spam on the comments section.