SAN FRANCISCO Facing an escalating budget crisis, Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons announced that he would call a special session of the state Legislature.

"We are facing the worst fiscal crisis in the history of the state," Gibbons said Friday. "My office has been contacting lawmakers to solicit their input, but I believe the only responsible action is to convene the entire Legislature so that all can participate in crafting the solution and all options can be considered."

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