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CAPTION ONLY: SESSION DRAWS TO A CLOSE

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The clock strikes midnight above House Speaker Melvin R. Brown as the 45-day legislative session concludes. Lawmakers generally accomplished what leaders and Gov. Mike Leavitt desired, giving taxpayers $80 million in tax cuts and increasing state budgets by more than 12 percent. Education was among the big winners.