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Napolitano misused line-item veto power, Supreme Court says (access required)

In a ruling today, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled Governor Napolitano did not have the constitutional authority to use a line item for a portion of an employee pay raise bill passed by the Legislature. The court ruled the vetoed language did not meet the constitutional criterion of being an appropriation. “Common sense and the Constitution ...

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