March 31, 2009

Opinion concerning the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), commonly known as the federal “stimulus” legislation. Specifically, whether state legislature can accept stimulus funding in the event a governor might decide not to accept those funds and whether acceptance, use and administration of those funds would require further action and participation by the governor and executive branch of state government or whether legislative action is sufficient to obtain funds even without and applications and certifications required elsewhere in the Act.
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Requested by: The Honorable Glenn F. McConnell, President Pro Tempore, SC Senate

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