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Governor Signs Military Preservation Bill

Governor Brewer on Tuesday signed SB 1001, a bill that protects Arizona’s military facilities by allowing state trust lands to be exchanged for federal land.

The House of Representatives is preparing to pass out SCR 1001, the companion to SB 1001 that sends this important issue to Arizona voters.

Military faculties such as Luke Air Force Base and MCAS Yuma have come under threat due to the encroachment of development of private land.

“With the expected scale back of the nation’s military, these facilities always face an uncertain future. When Arizona voters go to the polls in November, they’ll be able to do something to help ensure Luke and MCAS Yuma are here for the long term,” says Senator John Nelson, sponsor of the bills.

“I’m committed to help get this state’s economy back on its feet. Our military bases are one of the largest employers within the state of Arizona. We must do all we can to support our military,” says Senator Nelson.

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