AZ Supreme Court says state can?t redirect funds from land sales

January 10, 2013

The state Supreme Court has ruled Arizona lawmakers violated the constitution when they diverted proceeds from the state land trust to help balance the budget. 

The Brewer administration argued in favor of using funds from trust sales to bankroll the Land Department. The justices rejected the argument...meaning revenue generated from agency sales cannot be used to fund the department.  The unanimous ruling upholds the decision of a trial judge.

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