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12:22 pm on Friday December 24, 2010

S.C. won't get $143M in education stimulus dollars due to slack higher ed funding (update: no deal)

Update December 24, no deal: Despite months of behind the scenes work to find a way for South Carolina to get the $143 million, no deal happened. McClatchy is reporting that Texas is the only other state in the nation to find itself in a similar...
6:21 am on Friday December 24, 2010

S.C. won't get $143M in education stimulus dollars due to slack higher ed funding (update: no deal)

Image by Flickr user christopherdaleUpdate December 24, no deal: Despite months of behind the scenes work to find a way for South Carolina to get the $143 million, no deal happened. McClatchy is reporting that Texas is the only other state in the...
5:09 pm on Tuesday August 17, 2010

S.C. won't get $143M in education stimulus dollars due to slack higher ed funding

The State is reporting that South Carolina's bid for for $143.4 million in federal education stimulus dollars won't come as our state fell short of required funding levels of high education. Read their update here. Interestingly, there's recently...
1:00 pm on Thursday April 1, 2010

Get a cash rebate for switching to energy-efficient appliances (updated x2)

Image by Flickr user tom.arthur Update April 1: According to The State, contractors exhausted their $1.95 million portion of the cash-for-appliance-clunker rebate program today at 1:19 p.m. today. Update March 31: The federally funded rebates for...
2:24 am on Monday February 22, 2010

S.C. biz and political leaders pitch their own spending-free stimulus plan

A group of South Carolina business leaders and legislators have teamed up to create their own version of a stimulus package, but instead of spending new money it would cut state money collection and loosen how existing grants are spent. The Post and...
4:33 am on Saturday February 6, 2010

A bit about Sanford's surprise call for $300 million in federal school funding

After fighting tooth and nail to block the use of $700 million in stimulus funds, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford has surprised when he publicly called for the use of the $300 million in federal funds for schools. While the use of the money will help Sanford...
8:57 pm on Tuesday November 17, 2009

Drama of the day: Joe Wilson says Recovery.gov is 'example of fraud and abuse'

Image by 20091118-waste.jpg That's what Joe Wilson (R, S.C.) said in a press release about errors in the stimulus accountability Web site, Recovery.gov, that showed job creation non-exhistant South Carolina districts. Obviously an example of...
1:09 pm on Sunday October 18, 2009

As unemployment funds dry up, S.C. lawmakers scramble to get stimulus cash flowing

Image by Flickr user Ti H2O Image by 20091018-money.jpg South Carolina lawmakers are scrambling to figure out how best to fix a problem that has emerged after the Legislature (essentially) forgot to file a piece of paperwork that would have allowed...
6:23 pm on Monday October 12, 2009

MUSC awarded almost $29M in stimulus funds

Image by Flickr user gonzales2010Image by 20091013-scope.jpg The Medical University of South Carolina has been awarded almost $29 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds will be used for basic science, student training,...
3:54 am on Sunday September 20, 2009

Track stimulus spending in S.C. as it gets started -- yet stimulus already 'failed'

Image by Flickr user zieak Image by 20090920-stimulus.jpg Two months after declaring the stimulus funds weren't working, S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom has established a Web site where you can follow the spending of the funds -- of which...

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