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Arizona House considers bill to prevent police defunding

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2024
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The Arizona House Rules Committee is scheduled to discuss legislation on Monday that would prevent cities from decreasing funding to their local police departments.

Rep. David Marshall, R-Snowflake, is the sponsor of House Bill 2120, and it has already passed the House Military Affairs & Public Safety committee in an 8-7 party-line vote this past Monday.

The bill would prevent a city or town from spending less than the amount it did the year prior for its "annual operating budget" for a "law enforcement agency."

Several liberal-leaning cities have heard...

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