The North Dakota Legislature wrapped up its 2011 session with two days to spare, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Here’s an AP story giving a quick recap of the 78-day session and what lawmakers dealt with this year:
The North Dakota House adjourned at 5:38 p.m. Thursday. The state Senate brought the session to a close three minutes later.
Lawmakers applauded as the final gavels fell.
The session will be most remembered for road construction, water projects and tax cuts.
It includes $371 million for state and local road repairs. Officials say that’s a record amount of state support for road construction.
The Legislature approved income tax cuts for individuals and corporations, and more than $340 million worth of local school property tax cuts.
They supported a new water pipeline system in northwestern North Dakota that will supply rural towns and provide water needed for oil drilling.
The session lasted 78 days. The constitutional maximum is 80 days.