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Legislative session by the numbers

Now that the 2013 legislative session has wrapped -- including gubernatorial action on all the bills -- it's time to review the term by the numbers.

In the House, 619 bills or joint resolutions were filed by its 100 members. One hundred seventy-five bills passed on third reading in that chamber. And 147 made it all the way to the governor's desk.

Ironically, the Senate ended with the same number of passed bills -- 147.

But its 50 members filed 640 bills or joint resolutions, and 216 of those passed on third reading in that chamber.

Gov. Mike Pence signed all but four bills. Of those, he vetoed three involving licensing and tax matters. And he let one tax bill become law without his signature.

To contact Niki Kelly email her at nkelly@jg.net or follow her on Twitter @nkellyatJG.

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