Fallin says talks continue about special session

Fallin says talks continue about special session

CREATED Jul. 17, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 17, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she's discussing with legislative leaders the possibility of a special session to pass a lawsuit reform bill struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, but she stopped short of fully embracing the idea.

Fallin said Wednesday that a special session ``is an option that we are looking at.''

Fallin said there is particular concern among the business community about a decision of the state's highest court in June to invalidate a sweeping overhaul of the state's civil justice system that was passed in 2009. She said plans to include an expansion of the Insure Oklahoma health insurance program in a special session are ``remote.''

Fallin said it's possible the Legislature could consider some other issues, but said she would prefer a ``narrow field of discussion.''

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