Public won't weigh in on Phoenix Coyotes deal

Organizers behind an effort to overturn Glendale's Phoenix Coyotes deal say their battle is over largely because the Goldwater Institute won't provide legal backing.

The decision Monday comes a week after Glendale booted the referendum from the ballot, citing failure to meet a July 9 deadline or gather enough signatures.

The two Glendale residents behind the effort said they believed the conservative watchdog group, which had offered advice, would challenge the city's decision.

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