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Iowa Legislature Adjourns 2015 Session

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- More than a month after they were scheduled to adjourn, the Iowa Senate ended its 2015 session Friday.

Lawmakers worked this last week to put the finishing touches on the work that was supposed to be done before the start of May.

Lawmakers reached a creative compromise on their spending plan for the year.The 2016 fiscal year budget that was approved stays within the limits that house Republicans wanted, but it also spends some rainy day money to increase education funding that Senate Democrats' preferred.

There were items that didn't make it before things wrapped up today.

Fire works will remain illegal in the State of Iowa. Both the House and Senate passed bills to allow the sale of fireworks, however, they couldn't agree on a final version.

Lawmakers also didn't act on a plan to limit the use of eminent domain. That issue came to light as a Texas company tried to build an oil pipeline across the state.

The House and Senate also failed to reach a compromise on a bill that would have changed Iowa gun laws.

At one point, the bill would have legalized suppressors and allowed younger kids to use handguns with parental supervision.

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