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State of California Might Boycott State of Arizona

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If you thought it was ridiculous for Los Angeles to enact a boycott, the trend is spreading to larger entities -- like the whole state of California. State Senator Gil Sedillo's resolution has the backing of 44 other legislators, but it doesn't have much teeth. If Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 113 is approved, it would urge -- not force -- state departments to end ties with Arizona companies and recommends to stop travel to the state, according to the Press Telegram.

It also urges private businesses to cut ties with Arizona, Major League Baseball to not host the 2011 All-Star Game there and for the California Public Employees' Retirement and the California State Teachers' Retirement system to stop any new investments in Arizona.

Of course, all those "urges" would go away if Arizona repeals their controversial immigration law SB 1070, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 29th.