by David Safier
But Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, said unless the final rules differ substantially — or Arizona can get a waiver — the state will have no choice but to restore the cash to the universities.
"I'm certainly not going to give up the stimulus money," he said, saying the amount Arizona will get far exceeds any obligations to provide more funds for higher education.
"It's fairly clear we need to give the money back" to the universities, Senate President Bob Burns, R-Peoria, agreed.
Kavanagh and Burns, I imagine, hate the Stimulus Bill like their Republican brethren in Congress. And weren't they among those who said they wouldn't accept the money if it had too many strings?