Ariz. court rules against raiding trust land money - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Ariz. court rules against raiding trust land money

Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court says the state can't divert money from sales of trust land to help pay for running the agency that manages trust land.

The court's unanimous ruling Wednesday upholds a trial judge's decision that it violated the Arizona Constitution to use trust land proceeds for purposes other than to benefit schools and certain other public institutions.

Arizona received millions of acres from the federal government at statehood to put in trust. The Arizona Constitution and federal law restricts how proceeds can be used.

A school district and others sued to challenge a 2009 budget-balancing law that said some money from selling trust land can be used for department operations.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices