WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday that he wants to use $700 million of the $2.8 billion the state is to receive under the new stimulus law to pay unfunded pension liabilities and other debt, including debt service on bonds.

Sanford, an outspoken critic of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Congress enacted last month, told members of the state legislature in a letter that he will ask President Obama for a waiver from the requirement that the funds be used for stimulus.

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