Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Can you spare $1? Arizona lawmakers will seek donations from the public to build a border fence

By Grace Johnson
July 18, 2011

Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday – despite skepticism from key stakeholders. 

Under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April, the state would use inmate labor and money pulled in through the website to fence in some of the 82 miles of border between Arizona and Mexico that remain open.  

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