I believe that like Bobby Jindal the rejected funding is that with strings attached to the Federal Gov’t. Acceptance of a part of the $787 billion federal stimulus bill would result in an unemployment insurance tax increase on Louisiana businesses. The article doesn’t note what Gov Sanford opposes.
“Sanford, 48, was elected to Congress in 1994 in a midterm election that gave Republicans control of the House for the first time in half a century. While most of his colleagues abandoned their term-limit pledges, dropped plans to jettison the Department of Education and became less averse to federal spending, Sanford slept on a cot in his office, opposed most appropriations bills and left after six years.”
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