Stimulus money for South Carolina

S ome more stimulus money is coming our way.

T he South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday it's getting more than $9.6 million.

T he money has to be used to advance health information technology. $ 2 billion is being put toward the effort nationwide .

S outh Carolina also got more than $129 million for school construction bonds.

Congressman Clyburn responded with the following statement: "I fought to ensure the Recovery Act would invest in school construction, and I am pleased to see these funds are being allocated today. As a representative of communities along the I-95 corridor that are faced with significant challenges, I know all too well the challenges schools districts face in raising funds for building and upgrading schools. This is an investment in the long term future of our state by providing quality facilities in which our students have the best opportunity to learn."

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