By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a judge to rule that the word “benefits” in a voter-approved measure is not the same as “fringe benefits.”
And the goal of this judicial war of words is a bid by Brnovich to block local governments from telling private companies what benefits they have to offer their workers.
Assistant Attorney General Rusty Crandell, writing on behalf of Brnovich, is trying to preserve a 2016 measure adopted by Republican legislators to block local governments from telling private companies everything from how much time off they will offer workers to vacation mandates and even how far ahead of time workers need to be told of schedule changes. Crandell specifically wants Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig to throw out a challenge to that law by Democrat legislators who voted against it.