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Ga. lawmakers adjourns 2015 session; pass dozens of bills
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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session after passing dozens of bills.

Lawmakers worked until their midnight deadline Thursday, and have sent the measures to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

By law, the General Assembly meets 40 days each year and must adjourn "sine die" — signaling no further meetings.

Deal called the session one of the state's most productive. Lawmakers passed a $40 billion state budget, a $900 million transportation funding package and legislation affecting schools, as well as relief for children with autism and people seeking medical marijuana for treatment of chronic illnesses.

A divisive religious freedom measure did not receive a House vote.

Attention now turns to the governor, who can sign, veto or take no action on the bills.