With Its Own Funds in Peril, Arizona Court Gets Say on Budget

Williamson, Richard
July 2003
Bond Buyer;7/23/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31683, p7
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Reports that the Arizona Supreme Court will examine ways to balance the state's budget under the Arizona Constitution after accepting a case from Republican lawmakers challenging Governor Janet Napolitano's use of line-item vetoes to restore funding for specific programs. Warning by the state Chief Justice Charles Jones regarding a possible reduction in the state judiciary's budget; Question raised by Napolitano whether the court should agree to decide the case without having it go through lower courts first; Demand by lawmakers to reverse Napolitano's decision to delay $75 million in funding for the settlement of a securities-related tax lawsuit.


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