May 17, 2011
From The Arizona Republic: Arizona may not wait for the federal government to finish building a fence along its 370-mile border with Mexico.
A new law that goes into effect July 20 allows the state to build the fence itself, as long as it can raise enough private donations and get permission to build on federal, Indian, and privately owned land along the border.
State Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, who sponsored the legislation, was meeting with Gov. Jan Brewer’s staff Tuesday to discuss logistics.