Rios v. Symington
In Rios v. Symington, 172 Ariz. 3, 6, 833 P.2d 20, 23 (1992), the Arizona Supreme Court considered a constitutional challenge to the Governor's use of his line-item veto on an amended appropriations bill enacted to account for revenue shortfalls for the then-current fiscal year. Id. at 4-5, 833 P.2d at 21-22.
In that decision, the court recognized that the power to appropriate funds and later to reduce that appropriation to account for revenue shortfalls was clearly within the purview of the legislature. Id. at 11, 833 P.2d at 28.