Thu 3 May, 2012 12:42 pm
I believe in each of the States (in the United States), its legislature has the authority to spend money from the State treasury.
If the Federal government grants money to a State, can the executive branch (i.e., the governor) spend it -- or only the legislature?
Some federal funds are directed to programs, and some are open to the state's government. How states spend money probably has different rules and regulations, but it's my belief that the governor of any state can include spending in his budget that must be approved by the legislature.