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Group sues Arizona over clean air funding

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the Arizona Legislature’s raid on lottery money that has been earmarked for public transportation since the early 1990s.

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest says its suit responds to a budget bill passed during a special Legislative session in March. The bill halted yearly payments of $8 million to $10 million that had gone to public transportation since the 1990s.

The lottery money helped local transportation agencies expand service as a way to lower air pollution from personal vehicles and meet federal Clean Air Act requirements.

The lawsuit announced on Tuesday asks a federal judge to order the lottery money payments reinstated.

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