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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's current authorization for 20 weeks of federally funded extended unemployment benefits is now about to end.
The Legislature convened Friday for a special session called by Gov. Jan Brewer for action on her proposal to change state law so the extended benefits can continue through the end of the week.
The House and Senate both adjourned until Monday after partisan floor speeches but no formal action.
Current authorization for extended benefits ends this week, but Senate President Russell Pearce says it can still be renewed retroactively.
Republican leaders said many lawmakers believe there isn't enough support among lawmakers for Brewer's proposal without also taking action on long-term measures to spur the economy.
Democrats accused Republicans of not caring about people struggling to find work.