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Governor, GOP State Lawmakers End Push For Sanctuary City Ban

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Governor Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a proposal to include a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the Arizona constitution.

The decision announced late Thursday comes on the eve of a House hearing on the proposal the Republican governor asked lawmakers to send to voters.

A Senate hearing last week erupted in shouting and resulted in the removal of activists who called the proposal racist.

Last November, Tucson voters overwhelmingly voted against making their community a sanctuary city.

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