The desk of Rep. Geraldo Reyes, D-Waterbury, co-chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, in the House chamber. Yehyun Kim

On the last night of the 2022 legislative session, weary legislators left signs of their efforts in the House chambers.

The session, which began in February with a speech from Gov. Ned Lamont, covered topics from children’s mental health and juvenile crime to a clean air act and various labor issues.

As midnight approached on Wednesday, legislators battled through a trove of last-minute bills, fortified by dedication to their work and causes — and some snacks.

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Yehyun joined CT Mirror in June 2020 as a photojournalist and a Report For America Corps Member. Her role at CT Mirror is to tell visual stories about the impact of public policy on individuals and communities in Connecticut. Prior to joining CT Mirror, Yehyun photographed community news in Victoria, Texas and was a photo and video intern at USA TODAY and at Acadia National Park in Maine. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Yehyun was born and raised in South Korea.