October 27, 2017

Arizona Central, Editorial Board, October 26, 2017- Bisbee’s bags should be Bisbee’s business. They would be just that if Arizona’s Republican-controlled Legislature did the right thing and repealed a law that targets local control. The law represents an ideologically inconsistent approach from conservative lawmakers who bristle at federal interference in state decision-making. …

October 27, 2017

Arizona Daily Star, Howard Fischer, October 25, 2017- Saying state law trumps local control, Attorney General Mark Brnovich ruled Tuesday that a Bisbee ordinance banning plastic bags is illegal. Brnovich said City Attorney Britt Hanson presented several “compelling reasons” why the community should be able to outlaw plastic bags and …

October 25, 2017

Beyond Pesticides, Staff, October 25, 2017- Oregon is the most recent site of an effort by a locality to establish more-protective pesticide regulations than are provided by the state. Voters in Lincoln County, on the north-central Oregon Coast, approved a ballot measure earlier this year that established a ban on aerial spraying …