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Medicaid, election law referendum deadlines loom

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) -

Opponents of a new law expanding Medicaid in Arizona plan to file petitions this week, but they're not sure if they have enough signatures.

Conservative Republicans have been rallying to get the required 86,405 signatures for a referendum that would put the expansion on the ballot.

A separate group is also mounting a petition drive,but says they have enough signatures.

Democrats, Libertarians and others who oppose the GOP-backed election overhaul argue it was designed to aid Republicans.

The laws would be blocked until the November 2014 election if backers get enough signatures.

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