Los Angeles Boycotts Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has become the nation's largest city to boycott Arizona for enacting a tough state law aimed at fighting illegal immigration.

The City Council voted 13-1 Wednesday to approve sanctions that could include canceling some $8 million in contracts.

The resolution calls for the city to stop doing business with Arizona but officials must decide which contracts the city can break without risking a lawsuit.

The city does about $52 million worth of business with Arizona-based companies but authorities say the boycott won't affect large contracts for Los Angeles' airports, seaport and Department of Water and Power.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa already has said he'll approve the resolution.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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