Talks continue on possible Ariz. special session

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Posted: Nov 09, 2009 4:27 PM

Talks continue at the Capitol on a topics for possible special session of the Arizona Legislature next week.

The talks that continued Monday center on measures to reduce the state's $2 billion midyear budget shortfall. Those include fund diversions to keep several agencies going and reducing spending for education and health care.

A spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer says another topic under consideration for the special session is a court order that the state restore $18 million of funding for a scientific research program.

Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman says there's also talk of reconsidering previously enacted legislation that reinstates home sellers' protections in cases when sale proceeds don't cover mortgage amounts.