DALLAS - Arizona lawmakers resolved a crisis in education funding by replenishing the $3.7 billion budget for public schools, and then began mapping a strategy to close a remaining $2.1 billion budget shortfall yesterday.

Gov. Jan Brewer, who vetoed four bills that make up the appropriations for education, called this week's special session at the end of the regular session July 1. The session opened Monday with a reduction of cuts to education spending.

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