Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brewer Vetoes Electronic Billboard Bill

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

If you were among The Range readers who called Gov. Jan Brewer to request that she veto the bill that would allow for electronic billboards on Arizona highways, congrats! You made a difference.

Brewer vetoed House Bill 2757 yesterday, saying that she was mindful "of Arizona's unique position as a national leader in astronomy and stargazing, thanks to our dark skies. Arizona is fortunate to be home to important astronomy installations across the state, including the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Kitt Peak National Observatory, outside Tucson, and Mount Graham International Observatory, near Safford and managed by the University of Arizona. The astronomy industry has invested $1.2 billion in Arizona, represents more than 3,300 jobs and has an estimated economic impact of $250 million a year.

"I simply refuse to place all of this in jeopardy," Brewer said in her veto letter.

Brewer added she was willing to consider some kind of compromise, but we'll see whether that comes together as lawmakers work to wind down the session.

We're delighted that Brewer vetoed the bill—and we're sure we'll be asking readers to make more phone calls to the governor in the near future, so stay tuned!

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