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Court: Land Dept. funding illegal (access required)

The Arizona Court of Appeals struck another blow Thursday to the Land Department’s effort to fund its budget by using proceeds from the sale of state trust land. The court unanimously upheld a lower-court ruling that found the Trust Land Management Fund, established in 2009, to be unconstitutional.

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