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The legislative session is mercifully coming to a close. There’s one more week of thrashing about, but for all intents and purposes the majority of the action has taken place.

Yesterday, it was all about the state budget.

An elementary school choir sang the national anthem on the floor of the House at the start of the day’s session.

Introducing guests in the gallery.

It was down hill from there.

Debating the budget bills:

Representative Chris Kelly (D).

Representative Genise Montecillo (D).

Representative Margo McNeil (D).

Representative TJ McKenna (D).

Representative Jill Schupp (D).

Point of order. The works got gummed up a bit when a member of the Democratic minority (foreground) raised a point of order concerning the constitutional requirement that the content of bills members of the House vote on must be available to those members before they actually vote on it. The discussion took place with the republican majority Floor Leader. Much hilarity ensued.