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Lawmaker complains pollution bill 'does nothing' (access required)

Senators today gave its preliminary approval to a legislation meant to combat air pollution in Arizona. But its author described the measure, S1552, as a shell, essentially a work in progress. Sen. Carolyn Allen, R-8, earlier lamented that the bill was gutted in committee, which took out its important provisions. As originally written, the bill would, among others, ...

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