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Increasing education spending, fostering innovation, and staying "off the Jon Stewart Show" will make Arizona an economic leader, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal, who presented his jobs plan Friday in Tucson. Read more»

A protest against SB 1062 in Phoenix on Feb. 24.

Gov. Brewer’s veto of SB 1062 came after a nationwide public outcry over the measure — and after four of the state’s largest business groups sent her a letter that expressed their concern over the potential harm it could cause to employers, tourism, job creation, and the overall economy. Read more»

Rep. Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, the House minority leader, addresses a news conference at which he and other Democrats criticized the influence of the conservative advocacy group Center for Arizona Policy.

The advocacy group behind legislation such as SB 1062 and attempts to restrict abortions has too much power over the Legislature, Democratic leaders said Tuesday. Read more»

Just a day after the veto of a controversial bill that would have reinforced the ability of Arizona businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers, the Tempe City Council unanimously voted to join three other cities, including Tucson, that have broadened civil-rights protections for gay and transgender people. Read more» 1

Brewer's office released a photograph of her signing the veto letter.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 on Wednesday, saying it would "create more problems than it purports to solve... Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is non-discrimination ... I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated." Read more» 4

As Gov. Jan Brewer held meetings Wednesday to inform her decision on SB 1062, the Hispanic National Bar Association canceled plans to hold its 2015 convention in Arizona. Read more»

Michael Salman, left, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Phoenix, holding a sign supporting SB 1062, said the measure is needed to protect religious freedom.

Michael Salman’s opinion may not have been the most popular among those gathered Tuesday outside the State Capitol, but it was one he wanted heard. To him, SB 1062, which Democrats, business leaders, civil rights groups and the state’s Republican U.S. senators say deserves a veto, is needed to protect religious freedom in Arizona. Read more»

In response to SB 1062, Scott Koehler’s FastSigns on Central has turned out hundreds of signs that allow businesses to say they will serve all customers.

Scott Koehler’s feelings on SB 1062 are no secret to those passing his printing business on North Central Avenue in Phoenix. “Governor Brewer Veto SB 1062 / Bad For Business Bad for Arizona,” reads a banner covering much of the north side of FastSigns on Central. Read more»

SB 1062 raises some serious questions about such weighty issues as discrimination, civil rights, freedom of religion, and the proper relationship between church and state. But regardless of one’s view of the measure’s merits, the dispute also raises another set of questions, including: Is this how public policy is supposed to be made? Read more»

State Sen. Al Melvin goes toe to toe (well, not THAT close) with CNN's Anderson Cooper in defense of SB 1062. Read more»

Members from Wingspan and the Human Rights Campaign march down Congress on their way to the Arizona State Government offices on Congress St. and Grañada Ave.

Tucson gay rights groups marched Monday on Congress (Street) to protest SB 1062. Read more» 2

Demonstrators make their feelings known to lawmakers in Phoenix on Monday.

With business leaders calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto religious-freedom legislation that opponents say would sanction discrimination against gays, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said Monday that fallout from SB 1070 may serve as a guide. Stanton said SB 1062, narrowly approved last week by the Legislature, sends the wrong message to the country and world. Read more»

What business would want to relocate to the state that it is known for being one that discriminates? We are all working to build our economy and measures such as SB 1062, hurt that effort. Read more» 1

Local pizzaman Rocco DiGrazia has said "Just say no (pizza)" to the backers of Senate Bill 1062. "We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona legislators," reads a sign in the window of his Tucson restaurant. Read more»