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State illegally took funds from anti-tobacco program

Tweet State legislators and the governor acted illegally in taking $7 million from a 2006 tobacco-tax initiative to balance the state budget, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday. The justices rejected arguments that lawmakers are free to reallocate investment and interest income from the money raised by the tax as long as they do not touch the tax revenues themselves. Justice Michael Ryan, writing for the unanimous court, said the legislators, ... Jump to full article >>