Week two of the legislative session ended Thursday without much fanfare.
The full House met for about 10 minutes before calling it a week. Three committees met and quickly wrapped up the week as lawmakers head back home for the weekend.
Wednesday's abortion and Common Core debates were about the only highlights in an otherwise milk-toast start to the session.
"Well, this is a long session," said House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, R-Lake Charles.
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