Pinal’s Finchem wants Legislature to have juice with Board of Regents
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central
Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley said it’s clear the board is established by the Arizona Constitution. But Finchem said it appears the duties of the board — and perhaps even the makeup — are within the purview of lawmakers.
Finchem isn’t just speculating. He wants an informal legal opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
He told Capitol Media Services his request follows a series of disputes between board members and lawmakers, even including threats of litigation by the regents against lawmakers over issues like the level of state funding.
“Quite frankly, a lot of us have had it,” Finchem said.