Of the roughly $2.9 billion South Carolina is due to receive in stimulus funds, Gov. Mark Sanford sees an opportunity to influence the final use of some $700 million of it. And Sanford wants our state to pay down debt and not use it for investment in the state.
The Post and Courier has a thorough write-up about what's happening.
Update March 12: State lawmakers are looking for ways to circumvent the governor's desires.