James H. "Jay" Lucas, Speaker of the House, pounds the gavel to close the 2015 legislative session.
James H. "Jay" Lucas, Speaker of the House, pounds the gavel to close the 2015 legislative session. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com
James H. "Jay" Lucas, Speaker of the House, pounds the gavel to close the 2015 legislative session. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com
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