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Arizona high court to consider AG's suit against university

ASU-Arizona-State-University
Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 13:07:49-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The state Supreme Court will review two lower courts’ rulings against state Attorney General Mark Brnovich in his lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and hotel developers.

A brief order released by the state high court Tuesday said the justices will consider whether Brnovich’s office had authority under Arizona law to file the suit and whether it was filed in a timely fashion.

Building the hotel on university land would make it exempt from property taxes, and Brnovich argued the deal was an unconstitutional gift to developers. The regents said the transaction benefited the university by providing rental payments and a needed conference center and hotel.

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