Brewer closer to getting funds to sue Washington over health care

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PHOENIX (AP) - Republican governors in two western states want to join lawsuits challenging a federal health care overhaul. But Democratic attorneys general are saying "no."

In Arizona and Nevada, public disputes have erupted between the states' top elected officials.

Nevada's Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Tuesday rebuffed demands from the Republican governor that she join 14 of her colleagues in suing the federal government over health reform.

Masto said the suit would be unlikely to succeed.

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Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, a Democrat, last week declined to sue on his state's behalf. The move angered Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who asked the GOP-controlled Legislature for new authority to go around Goddard and file a suit.