Lawmakers adjourn for year

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The Vermont Legislature is done for the year.

The Legislature adjourned on Saturday afternoon. The 2008 session was marked by tight money and legislation aimed at energy efficiency, revamping the state’s prison system and a late-in-the-session bid to stimulate a sagging economy.

The Senate finished its work for the year at 4:18 p.m. Saturday and the House wrapped seven minutes later. Governor Jim Douglas told both chambers he appreciated their work in crafting a $1.2 billion dollar budget in a time of declining revenue forecasts without raising taxes.

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