After 9 long months, a 10-week delay in passing the State budget, and the longest session since 2001, an adjournment resolution was finally drafted and the long session came to an end at 4:18 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30th. As we anticipated and is always the case, once the budget was approved the legislative floodgates opened, as members began to see the light at the end of the tunnel and the mad rush toward it began in earnest. The last days of session are always heady and exciting, and are also the most dangerous time of the year. Among the headline-grabbing bills that saw action in the last week: Medicaid reform; regulatory reform; a ban on the sale of fetal remains; economic incentives; a bond package; and several charter school and education bills. Read the full report here.