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Arizona to tax hospitals to pay for Medicaid

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has built a political career in standing up to the federal government over everything from immigration to health care. So she surprised almost everyone when she announced last week that she not only plans to push for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care law ai??i?? she plans to fund it by raising taxes.

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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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