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Lawmakers satisfied with session
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Passing a reduced, yet controversial, state budget was the highlight of this legislative session, according to two state lawmakers who represent Warren County.The Tennessee General Assembly ended its legislative session with a $31 billion state budget that 29 lawmakers voted against.“To balance a budget in this political climate is always welcome,” said state Rep. Judd Matheny, who finished his second year as Speaker Pro Tem in the House. “We passed a budget that’s about 2 percent smaller and we made cuts while still putting money in our rainy day fund. Some of the cuts came in agriculture and mental health and it was nothing that was too severe.