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With the final drop of House Speaker Paul Thissen’s gavel, a 2013 session focused on education, taxes and the legalization of same-sex marriage came to a close Monday. The House is now adjourned until Feb. 25, 2014.
The final weeks of session saw the DFL-controlled Legislature pass a $2.1 billion tax bill, fund all-day kindergarten, OK borrowing to cover costs related to State Capitol repairs, and Gov. Mark Dayton sign marriage equality into law.
Relive the best images from a historic bill signing ceremony, late night debates and rushed final days of session in the latest photo gallery from House Photography and catch up on the flurry of legislative activity with Session Daily’s 2013 wrap-up.
(ABOVE: A patch of Siberian Squill blossom on the Capitol grounds May 13 during the last full week of session. Photo by Andrew VonBank.)