Kimberly Craft http://knau.org en AZ Senate Votes to Seize Federal Land in State http://knau.org/post/az-senate-votes-seize-federal-land-state <p>The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would attempt to seize control of of federal lands in the state.</p><p>Most of the land in Arizona is controlled by federal agencies, but some state lawmakers say the state would be a better manager of that land.</p><p>Tucson Republican Senator Al Melvin sponsored the measure.&nbsp;</p><p>He says federal regulations are killing industries like mining and timber, and the state could collect more money in property taxes if some of that land is sold.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:08:41 +0000 Kimberly Craft 10466 at http://knau.org