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Arizona bill would make building private border wall easier

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, January 22 2020 Jan 22, 2020 January 22, 2020 5:09 PM January 22, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JONATHAN J. COOPER
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature could let property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border build a wall without seeking a city or county construction permit. Republicans on a House committee approved the measure in a 4-3 party-line vote Wednesday. GOP lawmakers say the measure would prevent political interference from local officials philosophically opposed to a border wall. Democrats say a border wall is ineffective at stopping drug trafficking, and the state shouldn't remove local control for permitting decisions.

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