Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 3, 2018) – Today, an Arizona law goes into effect taking another step toward establishing gold and silver as money. The new law supplements Federal Reserve notes with honest money that has stable, constitutionally protected value. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) sponsored House Bill 2013 (HB2013). The new law recognizes silver and gold as liquid…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 21, 2018) – Last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law legalizing the production of industrial hemp within a research pilot program. Although the law requires federal compliance, it could still be a first step toward developing a full-fledged hemp industry in the state. Sen. Sonny Borrelli introduced Senate…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 21, 2018) – Last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that takes another step toward establishing gold and silver as money. The new law supplements Federal Reserve notes with honest money that has stable, constitutionally protected value. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) introduced House Bill 2013 (HB2013) on Jan. 9.…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 31, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Arizona Senate would require law enforcement agencies to get local government approval before acquiring or using military equipment or surveillance technology. Passage of the legislation would set the stage to limit the surveillance state, along with the impact of federal programs that militarize local…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 23, 2018) – An Arizona bill that would take another step toward establishing gold and silver as money passed its first committee hurdle last week. Passage into law would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) introduced House Bill 2013 (HB2013) on Jan. 9. The legislation would…

PHOENIX (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Arizona House would ban the state from using resources to help the federal government enforce marijuana prohibition laws against people who are in compliance with the state law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Passage into law would greatly lessen the federal government’s ability to continue its…

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 20, 2017) – A bill pre-filed in the Arizona House would decriminalize marijuana possession. Passage into law during the 2018 legislative session would take another step toward further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Rep. Mark Cardenas (D-Phoenix) prefiled House Bill 2014 (HB2014) for the 2018 legislative session. The…