DALLAS — For the second time in four months, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is preparing to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with a budget deficit that has grown to $1.75 billion.

Brewer, a Republican who is in her first year as governor, told a town hall meeting Monday that she could call lawmakers back into session as early as next week. She indicated that she wants to reduce the deficit by at least one-third. Lawmakers return for their regular session in January.

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