SC Supreme Court Orders Governor to Apply for Stimulus Funds

The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued an opinion and a writ of mandamus ordering Governor Mark Sanford to apply for stimulus money. This comes on the heels of the South Carolina legislature passing an act mandating that the Governor apply. The legislature has the sole authority to appropriate funds, including federal funds under the South Carolina Constitution. The case is Edwards and Williams v. State and SCASA v. Sanford (26662). The opinion is here.

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