Arizona Cities Trying To Change State Law They Say Unfairly Punishes Them
The Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has been asked to investigate cities around the state, from Tucson to Bisbee to Tempe, under a 2016 law that allows the state to withhold money from cities found to have ordinances that violate state law.
Senate Bill 1487 has allowed lawmakers to ask the AG to look into issues ranging from tax breaks to gun laws to bans on plastic bags.
Now, cities are asking state legislators to change some of the provisions of that law.
Ken Strobeck is executive director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.