Arizona has led the nation in recent years with laws targeting illegal immigrants, abortions and school choice.
But being the first comes with a cost.
Lawsuits defending some of the state’s most controversial laws have cost millions of dollars and thousands of hours of state employee time, diverting them from other important work.
And with some lawsuits ongoing — and state lawmakers continuing to test the legal boundaries — costs will continue to climb.
Someone should explain this to North Carolina Republicans…