Alex Harvie, a New Orleans artist, painted a live scene during Wednesday's debate at the state Senate. Harvie was hired by state Sen. Bret Allain II, R-Franklin, to paint all 39 senators as they considered legislation.

Allain said the painting would be a present for a senator who is retiring and whom would not name. Sixteen of the 39 state senators are leaving at the end of this year because of term limits.

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