As the final days of the legislative session unfold, Times news artist Don Morris takes his sketchbook to the state capital and puts shading pencil to sketch paper to record what he saw as he watched the Legislature (the show) work through the budget (the dough). Click through the sketches above to see his observations and some of the interactions during some of the sessions.
Sketches from the legislative chambers
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