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Judge to hear arguments in Goldwater's Pima County lawsuit

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 18:34:50-04
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A judge in Tucson will consider whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Pima county over a multi-million-dollar deal it made with a balloon spaceflight company.
 
The Goldwater Institute filed the suit in April alleging that the deal was an unlawful gift of public funds. Pima County has filed a motion to dismiss the case, and a Pima County Superior Court judge will hear arguments on Monday.
 
The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the $15 million incentives package in February for World View Enterprise, which says it will bring 400 support jobs to the area.
 
The package includes building a 120,000-square-foot headquarters in Tucson for World View Enterprise.
 
Pima County has said the Goldwater Institute's claims are false and misleading.