- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court is considering the state’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that two at-large seats for the Maricopa County Community College District’s governing board shouldn’t appear on the November general election ballot.

The state Court of Appeals ruled July 23 that a 2010 state law adding the two at-large seats violates the Arizona Constitution’s prohibition against so-called local laws because the 2010 law applied only to Maricopa County.

The justices agreed Wednesday to consider the state’s appeal of that ruling, and the Arizona Capitol Times (https://bit.ly/1sZVFts ) reports that election officials have said they need a decision by Sept. 5 to complete the November general election ballot.

Officeholders, education officials and activists filed the lawsuit challenging the law.

The district’s board already has five members elected by districts.


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