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The Rhode Island Senate has approved next year's $8.9 billion budget and both chambers passed dozens of bills after an all-nighter wrapping up the annual session.

The state legislature called it quits just after 6 a.m. Saturday.

The Senate passed the budget just after 1:30 a.m. The House passed the budget on Wednesday. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's desk.

Among the bills approved include legislation creating a process for people convicted of domestic-violence felonies to surrender their guns. Domestic-violence prevention advocates described the bill endorsed by Democratic leaders as too weak.

Both chambers passed legislation requiring children to get at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted recess at public elementary schools. Lawmakers also reached a compromise blending dueling proposals to regulate ride-booking companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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