The First Things First early childhood education board filed a lawsuit with the Arizona Supreme Court yesterday to block the state from removing $7 million from a fund created by Arizona voters in 2006 under the provisions of Proposition 203.
Defendants in the special action are Gov. Jan Brewer, state Treasurer Dean Martin and state Comptroller D. Clark Partridge. The suit comes a couple of months after state officials, as part of a $1.6 billion budget fix for fiscal 2009, targeted $7 million in interest accruing from a First Things First account. The budget plan moved those dollars into the state general fund.
The daily has the full report here.