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Appeals court: State raiding of special funds OK

• AP

The Arizona Court of Appeals says the Legislature acted within its authority in 2009 when it took nearly $4.7 million from a special fund for injured workers in order to help keep the state in the black during a budget crisis.

A three-judge panel’s ruling Friday says the money taken from a special fund of Arizona’s worker’s compensation system belonged to the public and is subject to legislative appropriation.


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