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Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013 (access required)

Notable laws nationally add restrictions to life in 2013

In California, a new law makes it a crime for a dog to pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.

In Illinois, it’s now illegal to sell, trade or distribute shark fins.

The National Conference of State Legislatures has compiled a list of laws around the country that went into effect Jan. 1. Here are others, as described by the NCSL.

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California’s loss may be Arizona’s gain (access required)

California’s loss may be Arizona’s gain

California’s notoriously high taxes just got higher, and Arizona policymakers are looking to take advantage of the newfound opportunity to lure the Golden State’s businesses here.

On Election Day, California voters approved Proposition 30, which implements a four-year sales tax increase and a seven-year income tax hike on people who earn more than $250,000.

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School-choice group pushes parent trigger law (access required)


First it was featured in a controversial summer movie, and now it could come to a school near you. A liberal school-choice group from California is trying to build a coalition of local education groups to pass an Arizona law allowing parents to take over failing schools.

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