(Update) Sen. Gail Griffin pulls bill to seize a piece of Pima County for Rosemont Mine


Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

It turns out the only people who supported this crazy idea are teabaggers and supporters of Rosemont Mine, who are a distinct minority. There was strong opposition from constituents living in the affected areas and from the county governments. The Green Valley New reports, Griffin ends bid to move county line:

Sen. Gail Griffin (R-Hereford) introduced SB 1357 last week. The bill would have put to a vote the idea of moving the Santa Cruz County line to Pima Mine Road on the northern boundary of Sahuarita.

Griffin's office has been barraged by emails and phone calls on the bill since last week.

Griffin on Thursday put the brakes on a bill that could have moved Green Valley, Sahuarita and the mines into Santa Cruz County.

Griffin said questions raised on both sides led to the decision, and said her committee also has 20 other bills to consider before a Monday deadline. She said she hasn't decided whether to reintroduce the bill next year.

Here's your answer: "The plan has been floated several times in the past and has met near-universal disapproval on both sides of the county line." Give it up.