Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Arizona senate unanimously passed SB1439, the Constitutional Tender Act, making gold and silver legal tender by a vote of 18-0 last week.
On Thursday, Governor Jan Brewer refused to sign the bill into law and vetoed the measure claiming the law would result in lost tax revenue for the state.
The Republican-controlled state legislature voted through the measure last month in a response to what backers said was a lack of confidence in the international monetary system.
“While I believe the concern over a devalued dollar as a result of an unsustainable federal deficit is justified, I am unable to support this legislation,” Brewer, a Republican, said in an open letter to state Senate President Andy Biggs.
- Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender (reuters.com)
- Gold and silver as legal tender bill passes Arizona Senate (sgtreport.com)
- FSN: Arizona Governor Vetoes Gold and Silver Legal Tender Bill (silveristhenew.com)
- Jan Brewer Goes Against Fellow GOPers (huffingtonpost.com)
- Governor Brewer Vetoes Gold and Silver Currency Bill (activistpost.com)
- Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender (xe.com)
- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a measure on Thursday that would have made gold and silver legal tender in the state, (planet.infowars.com)
- Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender (blacklistednews.com)
- Arizona lawmakers pass bill making silver, gold legal tender (theawakenedzombie.com)
- Gold and Silver as Legal Tender Bill Passes Arizona Senate (financialsurvivalnetwork.com)