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Use of Arizona land money for agency ruled illegal

In a decision that could put a $10 million hole in the current state budget, a judge has ruled it's unconstitutional for Arizona to use money from proceeds of trust land sales to help pay for running the Land Department instead of having it flow into schools and public institutions.

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First Things First users caught in political, economic hailstorm (access required)

The Legislature's decision to go after First Things First and its $325 million was inevitable, given the magnitude of the state's financial woes. But the agency also made political missteps that made it a target. Now the agency that is dedicated to providing health care services to children is fighting for its existence. In November, voters will be asked whether to continue the programs or dissolve it and redirect its money to the state's coffers.

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No warnings for seatbelt violations

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety announced the beginning of its “Buckle Up Arizona… No Excuses” campaign on May 20 as a part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign cracking down on drivers not wearing seatbelts.

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