Judge asked to allow more time for changes in English instruction
Associated Press
Aug. 27, 2007




TUCSON - Top Republican legislative leaders are asking a judge to give the state more time to make planned changes for programs for students learning English.

They want U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to pause before he considers finding the Legislature in contempt of court.

An attorney for people challenging the adequacy of state funding for English Language Learning programs has asked Collins to impose hefty fines because lawmakers missed the judge's deadline for action earlier this year.

Collins took the request for sanctions under advisement.