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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 4:30 am

AUSTIN — The Texas Legislature churned through its final day of passing bills Sunday, sending Gov. Rick Perry a new state budget that uses a surging state economy to restore large portions of historic spending cuts of two years ago, while a major proposed overhaul of public education testing and curriculum went down to the wire.

The session officially adjourns today, but the final day is typically reserved for making minor corrections to bills and the pomp of send-off ceremonies. That left lawmakers scrambling to put most of the finishing touches on their work over the previous 139 days.

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