State officially escapes fines in language-learner lawsuit
Arizona Republic
May 2, 2008

by Mary Jo Pitzl - May. 2, 2008 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic

The state is off the hook for $2 million in daily fines spurred by a suit involving English-language-learner programs. But U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins said in an order Thursday that although the Legislature's move to direct $40 million to English programs removes the threat of fines, it doesn't necessarily mean he agrees the funding is adequate.
That issue is likely to be debated in coming months, as Tim Hogan, the attorney for the plaintiff in the case, has said he'll return to Collins to complain the legislative money is not enough.