News Article – 5/23/2006

May 23, 2006

High Court Decides To take Up Line Item Veto Case.

The state Supreme Court has decided to accept jurisdiction in the Legislature’s special action request filed to challenge Napolitano’s line-item veto of the provision in H2661 that removes merit system protection from state employees hired or promoted to grade 24 after December 31, 2006. The court also ruled that it will hear oral arguments in the case.