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05/2005

Terry Goddard, Tom O'Halleran Say Revised Meth Bill Won't Stop Illegal Labs

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 11, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Rep. Tom O'Halleran said changes made today by a legislative conference committee to the comprehensive methamphetamine bill passed by the House of Representative fall short of doing enough to stop meth production in Arizona.  

The amended version of SB1473 now awaits final legislative action.

"This stripped-down bill is a victory for the pharmaceutical lobbyists and a serious defeat in Arizona's fight against the meth epidemic," they said in a joint statement.

Terry Goddard Praises Passage of School Receivership Bill

(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 4, 2005)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded the State Legislature for adopting the School Receivership Bill (SB1476).  This legislation allows the State Board of Education to appoint a receiver if it finds a school district has been financially mismanaged.  

“This legislation ensures our children continue to receive an education while the financial situation is resolved,” Goddard said.  “It provides an effective tool to take over school districts where public funds are being mismanaged.”

Terry Goddard Applauds Court Order to Protect FLDS Trust

(Phoenix, Ariz. - May 27, 2004) Attorney General Terry Goddard today commended a court decision that suspends the trustees and effectively freezes the assets of the United Effort Plan (UEP) trust in the nation's largest polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border. The trust controls property and assets, estimated to total more than $100 million, of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) in Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale. Utah. The suspended trustees include FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.  

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