Governor Brewer today submitted the application for federal stimulus funds related to education. There is a total of $1.017 Billion with $832 million going to maintain funding for education. The remaining $185 million is for her to use at her discretion.
The money definitely comes with some controversy. Some are of the opinion we don't take any money at all from the feds. Some Republican Lawmakers have called on her to frontload it all and use it to balance the '09 and '10 budgets. She did use about $250M for '09 and has said as part of her plan she wants to spread the rest out in '10 and '11.
So what do you think? Use it all now? Not take any at all? Is there really a magic answer that's better than another?