Arizona bill would make building private border wall easier
By JONATHAN J. COOPER
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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