Lawmakers to begin considering health care suit
Associated Press - March 29, 2010
PHOENIX (AP) - House Democrats are criticizing Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican legislative leadership over plans for a lawsuit challenging a federal health care overhaul.
Democrats say the legislature should focus on reversing cuts to children's health care in order to avoid jeopardizing billions in federal funding.
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Phoenix says Brewer is demonstrating "a colossal failure to lead."
Brewer called the legislature into a special session Monday. She asked lawmakers to pass legislation allowing her to sue on behalf of the state. Typically that authority belongs to Attorney General Terry Goddard.
Goddard has declined to sue the federal government saying a lawsuit probably wouldn't succeed and would waste taxpayer money.