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Arizona ready to challenge federal authority

Gov. Jan Brewer and some members of the Legislature are ready to challenge the federal government’s authority over the state.

The Arizona Republic reports the renewed federalism push is aimed at taking back power from a federal government that some believe has overstepped its authority on immigration and health care.

Others say the movement is a waste of time and money.

Phoenix State Sen. Kyrsten Sinema tells The Arizona Republic that challenging the federal government will cost the state at a time when Arizona faces economic challenges.

Gov. Brewer says she is ready for a legal fight with the creation of a legal defense fund paid for by private donations that according to the Governor’s Office has brought in $3.7 million.

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