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Brewer demands state lawmakers finish budget

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By CRISTINA SILVA and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is demanding that lawmakers return to work and finish the state budget.

Brewer used her gubernatorial power to call a special session of the Legislature late Tuesday with little notice.

Brewer's power play came after the Legislature had adjourned for the day. The House had been expected to take up Brewer's Medicaid expansion proposal early Tuesday, but Speaker Andy Tobin opted to instead delay that and other budget-related votes until Thursday.

Brewer has repeatedly voiced her displeasure with the Legislature's sluggish pace this session as Republican leaders have refused to pass her proposal to expand Medicaid to 300,000 more poor residents under the federal health care law.

A House committee dominated by conservative Republicans rejected the Senate-passed budget bill that contained the Medicaid provision on Monday.

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