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The 108th General Assembly has come to a close.

Session lasted less than four months, but before lawmakers left town, they resolved a number of issues that will likely have a profound impact on East Tennesseans.

After seven years of discussion, they approved a measure that will bring wine to supermarket shelves in 2016.

Another issue that had plenty of talk surrounding it going into session were school vouchers. Governor Bill Haslam's proposal would have allowed parents to use public funds to send their kids to private schools.In the end, that measure failed.

However, the governor did come through on a plan he announced at his State of the State Address, the "Tennessee Promise".

The legislature approved his proposal that will allow Tennessee high school graduates to attend state community college or technical school for free for two years.

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Chas Sisk of the Tennessean breaks down the 2014 legislative session. 4-17-14

Other issues grabbed the spotlight toward the end of session too.

A bill that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons in the open without a permit grabbed a lot of attention, but a House committee ultimately shot that down.

While a bill that would limit the amount of pseudoephedrine Tennessee residents can buy on a monthly basis passed both chambers.

"I'm disappointed we didn't do enough for workers in Tennessee as far as raising the minimum wage and some of the bills we had that would put Tennesseans back to work didn't get accomplished," said Knoxville Democrat Rep. Gloria Johnson. "I'm very excited that we didn't get vouchers."

Oak Ridge Republican Sen. Randy McNally said settling on a budget made part of session particularly difficult.

"Our budget estimates were lower, we had to lower our revenue estimates in December and then had to lower them again to make the budget," he said.

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