TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Williamson, Richard
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Bond Buyer;7/23/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31683, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
10341710

 

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