After being rejected by three state legislatures this year, a measure to recognize U.S. Government-minted gold and silver coins as legal tender may find a second home in Arizona.
At the start of this year’s legislative session, some Arizona lawmakers and gun-rights organizations were sure this would be a banner year for gun rights.
They had one of the most conservative legislatures in the state’s history, a governor with a solid pro-Second Amendment record and a handful of bills that would put guns on college campuses and inside public buildings.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that authorizes the construction of a fence along the state’s portion of the U.S.-Mexico border, either with other states or by itself.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Legislature has become the first in the nation to pass a measure requiring presidential candidates to provide proof of citizenship to get on the state’s ballot.
After suffering a major legal setback in the summer, Arizona regained its footing in court Friday when a federal judge dismissed parts of the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to the state’s new immigration law and rejected several claims made by Hispanic activists and Phoenix police officers.
Gov. Jan Brewer’s office is “condemning a U.S. State Department report to the U.N. Human Rights Council because it mentions Arizona and Senate Bill 1070.
Brewer, in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is asking that the paragraph referring to the state’s tough new immigration law be removed.