AZCentral: A Maricopa County Superior Court ruling this week has found unconstitutional a portion of a year-old law that had allowed Arizona school districts to spend unused bond money on other construction projects.
Judge Eileen Willett’s ruling stops Cave Creek Unified School District from spending $13 million in leftover bond money to renovate the cafeteria at Cactus Shadows High School.
The Goldwater Institute sued the school district in April on behalf of a district voter, Jayne Friedman, and claimed the school district could not spend the money on other renovations because it was, as written on voters’ ballots, intended for a new school building. The institute argued that recent legislation permitting such spending was a violation of the Arizona Constitution.
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