Property Rights

Feb 6, 2020

House passes bill to cut red tape on border wall construction on private land

Calling it a matter of property rights and security, the state House voted Thursday to let those living along the border to construct walls without first getting local permission or building permits.

Jan 5, 2020

Private landowners can build unregulated border wall under proposed legislation

A top Republican lawmaker wants to allow people who own property along the border to build a wall without first getting any building permits.

In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey addresses the crowd after being sworn in during an inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Oct 15, 2018

The Breakdown: Call ’em as you see ’em

Early voting has only just begun, but the race for the governor’s office may already be over.

Christina Sandefur of the Goldwater Institute (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 16, 2017

Christina Sandefur: Freedom not to fit into any political group

Christina Sandefur, the executive vice president of the Goldwater Institute, doesn’t think the libertarian think tank is as influential in state government as people give it credit for.

Aug 9, 2016

New law cracks down on unwanted donation bins

Property owners can now remove unauthorized donation bins from their land without fear of losing a lawsuit, thanks to a new law that went into effect on Saturday.

Dec 23, 2015

Inalienable right: Senator files bill to let children grow food at school

Republican Sen. David Farnsworth of Mesa wants to ensure children can taste the fruits of their labor – or the veggies of their labor.

Apr 4, 2011

Firearms bill pits property owners’ rules against Second Amendment rights

Republicans in the House may soon be put in the sticky situation of having to choose between two conflicting principles that form the bedrock of their party’s views on personal liberty: property rights and gun rights.

Feb 28, 2011

Senate OKs bill on seizing federal property

The Arizona Senate has approved a bill to give the state legal authority to go to court to take ownership of land owned by the federal government.

Feb 23, 2011

Ariz. Senate to consider takeover of federal land

The Arizona Senate on Wednesday is scheduled to consider a bill to give the state legal authority to go to court to take ownership of land owned by the federal government.