VIDEO: Saudi Farm Gets a Pass in Republican Proposal to Limit Foreign Land Leases

By Camaron Stevenson

August 21, 2023

Two Republicans in the Arizona Legislature—Sens. Wendy Rogers and Anthony Kern—introduced two bills this year they said would address a controversial land lease the state made with a Saudia Arabian-based company in 2015 that grants them unlimited access to groundwater in La Paz County.

The problem is, neither of their bills did—and, in fact, the legislature’s own lawyers found them to be so far off base to the point of being unconstitutional and discriminatory.

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  • Camaron Stevenson

    Camaron is the Founding Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for The Copper Courier, and has worked as a journalist in Phoenix for over a decade. He also teaches multimedia journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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