Lawmakers in Arizona will once again debate whether to continue the use of automated ticketing machines. State Representative Warren Petersen (R-Gilbert) intends later today to introduce photo radar ban legislation that in the previous session came within a few votes of passage. This year, grassroots activists supporting the measure are hopeful newly elected members like Petersen will push the bill onto the desk of Governor Jan Brewer (R).
"It's about time that local jurisdictions and foreign companies stop taking away money from Arizonans, especially in these hard economic times," Campaign for Liberty spokesman Shawn Dow told TheNewspaper. "Visitors shouldn't be shaken down when they travel our streets."
Dow points out the state Republican Party in Arizona unanimously adopted a resolution formally opposing the use of photo radar, and the GOP holds sixty percent of the seats in the legislature.