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Published April 22, 2011, 10:16 AM

North Dakota Legislative Session Ending

North Dakota lawmakers plan to work on Good Friday, but they don't expect to finish the session over the Easter weekend.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers plan to work on Good Friday, but they don't expect to finish the session over the Easter weekend.

Lawmakers say it's likely they'll wrap up the 2011 session in the middle of next week.

Good Friday is a state holiday. Both the North Dakota Senate and House are having floor sessions to vote on bills.

Conference committees are meeting Friday to continue working on resolving differences between the House and Senate versions of legislation.

House Republican majority leader Al Carlson says legislators will take Saturday and Easter Sunday off, and be back in the Capitol on Monday.

Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem says the Legislature has 40 bills to finish.

Thursday is the 73rd day of legislative meetings this year. The constitutional limit is 80 days.

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