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Sanford Gives In On Stimulus, Will Seek Funds For South Carolina

First Posted: 05/03/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

Mark Sanford

McClatchy:

Gov. Mark Sanford will comply with a midnight Friday stimulus deadline and become the last governor in the nation to seek millions of dollars in federal economic-recovery funds for his state, aides said late Thursday.

Sanford will continue contesting $700 million in education and law enforcement money for South Carolina, but his 11th-hour move to meet the deadline buys time for schools fearing mass teacher layoffs and draconian cuts.

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