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Brewer bill signing halt stays after vote

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PHOENIX (AP) -

Gov. Jan Brewer won't begin signing passed bills again even though the Arizona Senate has passed a budget that includes expanding Medicaid.

Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said Monday that the House of Representatives still needs to act. Until that happens he says the veto threat the governor put in place two weeks ago stays.

Medicaid expansion is Brewer's No. 1 priority this session and she's grown frustrated with deadlock in the Legislature caused by conservative opposition. Just days after she issued the veto threat, Senate President Andy Biggs released a package of budget bills and they moved swiftly to passage last week.

Now, House Speaker Andy Tobin must move the bills. But he says he won't be rushed.

That means lawmakers will do little work until a budget deal emerges

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