With the historic 2020 legislative session drawing to a close, GPB News is live blogging the frenzied final day. Follow for all the latest.
10:15 p.m. - Sine Die!
That's it! The session is done.
9:45 p.m. - It will not look liked a blizzard of papers in the House.
Another casualty of the coronavirus at the Capitol will be a less-messy Sine Die. House Speaker David Ralston told lawmakers not to throw papers into the air, despite the "time-honored tradition," because will be no one to pick them up.
There have been fewer people working under the Gold Dome during this shortened legislative session. Ralston suggested lawmakers begin cleaning out their desks.
8:38 p.m. - House passes budget 104 to 52.
The budget has passed and heads to the governor.
8:20 p.m. - The House takes up the budget.
The House is finally looking at 2021 budget, House BIll 793.
Appropriations Chair Terry England introduced the legislation.
"We have managed to do some truly remarkable work for our state," said England. "You have a conservative budget… while confronting the challenges in front of us."
The $25.9 billion spending plan was crafted with more than $2 billion in spending cuts, primarily in education.