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Arizona legislative bills could bring local impact

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - It has been 73 days since the Arizona Legislative Session started and there are several bills at the state capitol that could affect Yuma County.

Rural transportation, like continuing construction on Highway 95 is one of the focuses in this year’s state legislature that could impact our community.

“Projects are important to rural Arizona like Yuma, Buckeye, like up in North, it's important to try to fund these projects to get rural Arizona safe roads," explained Rep. Tim Dunn (R-Arizona) District 25.

Arizona State Representative Tim Dunn from Yuma sponsored House Bill 2318 which would affect rural transportation.

“There’s projects that the Yuma metropolitan planning they put forth to continue the work on highway 95 both down by San Luis and all the way up to YPG, so we're going to continue to get that money in the budget," shared Rep. Dunn.

James Allen, who is running to be on the San Luis City Council also shared about the bill.

“Yes, we do need better roadways, we need wider ones. And also we need more of the law enforcement or signals to control the traffic," stated James Allen Jr., City of San Luis Councilmember Candidate.

House Bill 2037 would extend the Arizona Department of Transportation services for another eight years.

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Affairs Director explained what changes Senate Bill 1441 would bring.

“It requires the Arizona Historical Society to transfer ownership and management of Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens and Jack Mellon House to the City of Yuma," stated Alejandro Figueroa, Yuma County Intergovernmental Affairs Director.

All three bills are still making their way through the legislature and the next hearing is on Friday.

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