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States Review Security After Arizona Shootings

Montgomery, AL – Several states are reviewing their legislative security measures following the Arizona ambush that killed six people and wounded 13.

A spokeswoman for the National Conference of State Legislatures says several states often review and tweak security plans after violent events.

In Alabama, legislative leaders are working on a plan to close access to legislative offices on meeting days and require appointments to enter. Officials in Maine and Minnesota also are examining their security measures.

In South Carolina, there are more public patrols at events involving legislators and the governor. And in Hawaii, extra security was called in during an emotional hearing on a bill to permit civil unions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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