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  Two Mormons Battle For Arizona State Senate Seat
Jeff Groscost, Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives is facing a stiff Republican Primary challenge from fellow LDS Church member Ron Bellus. A profile of the race in the Arizona Republic says this race for the 30th district State Senate seat sticks out among all the state legislature races since it pitts Groscost, one of the most powerful politicians in the state against a former press aid to impeached Gov. Evan Mecham (also Mormon).

  Bill Would Help Religious Groups Win Zoning Cases
A bill sponsored by LDS senator Orrin Hatch would ease local land-use restrictions for religious groups. The bill, which now awaits approval by President Clinton, would have significant implications for churches and other religious groups.

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