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Should L.A. roll back its 'so-called boycott' on Arizona?

Should L.A. roll back its 'so-called boycott' on Arizona?

Six years ago, Los Angeles lawmakers decided to bar employees from traveling to Arizona on city business, avoiding the state in reaction to a hotly contested law targeting illegal immigration. They also urged city departments to refrain from entering into contracts with Arizona businesses.

But in the years since, the City Council has repeatedly loosened those rules to allow travel to the state for meetings and training and to keep buying Tasers and other made-in-Arizona products.

The last time that city employees sought such an exemption, City Councilman Gil Cedillo complained that the “so-called boycott” had become a farce. And in an unexpected move, he...

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