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Brewer’s veto not the only fight against billboards

Billboard foes are cheering Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent veto of a bill that would have permitted electronic billboards on state and federal highways, but more fights are ahead for billboard opponents.

Two legal cases in Arizona courts are ongoing, one a possible appeal of a November Appeals Court ruling banning the billboards on state highways.

The court ruled the billboards violate a 1970 highway beautification bill. The bill Brewer vetoed would have changed that law and allowed billboards.

The Arizona Republic reports  the second case involves whether a group pushing an anti-billboard effort in Phoenix can change city ordinances in that fashion.

Save Phoenix Views is collecting signatures for a referendum banning all new billboards and billboard conversions. It is opposed by advertising company CBS Outdoor, which sued.

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