By Will Sowards
If Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, gets his way, facilities cultivating medical marijuana and creating medical marijuana products will need a buffer between residential areas, churches and schools.
The ruling in King v. Burwell could be a "game-changer" for the Affordable Care Act, said experts in Arizona. The suit challenges the federal subsidies that help individuals pay their insurance premiums, assistance that is extended to more than 155,000 people in Arizona.
The House vote ended months of partisan wrangling, as Republicans tried to use the budget to halt the president's executive immigration actions. Backers welcomed the funding vote, but opponents warned it just sanctioned the president's "unconstitutional" actions.
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