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Donations for defending SB1070 top $3.7M

(Photo illustration by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

(Photo illustration by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Arizona continues to receive donations to pay for defending the state’s SB1070 illegal immigration law, but no longer at a gushing flow.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s office reports the state has received just under 44,000 contributions adding up to more than $3.7 million as of late Wednesday.

That’s an increase of fewer than 1,000 additional contributions since the last report in February and only an small increase in the total dollars that previously were reported at under $3.7 million.

Brewer’s office says it has spent $1.9 million of the contributions, leaving a balance of $1.8 billion.

The case now includes a counterclaim filed by Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne against the federal government as part of the state’s response to the federal lawsuit challenging parts of the law.

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