Controversy bookended this 2012 legislative session.
Redistricting and a special session that cost taxpayers roughly 300 thousand dollars.
Some say leadership was a problem.
"When you have strong leaders with strong egos and strong opinions sometimes that effects the 135 members of the General Assembly, and it causes us all a little pain," said Rep. Jim DeCesare (R) 21st District.
"So, it did amount to there in the end, you sort of had loggerheads as we say. The senate says we're not going to vote the budget out if the governor doesn't sign those road plans," said Rep. Wilson Stone (D) 22nd District.
So, is it politics as normal in Frankfort or a newer age of divisive politics for Kentuckians?
Some believe it is a reflection of the national division in Washington.
"I think it's gotten more partisan in the last ten or twelve years, and that's not good for our commonwealth. I don't like that partisan bickering. I look forward to a time when we again work together to build a better commonwealth and help our local areas," said Rep. Jody Richards (D) 20th District.
However, like many issues in Frankfort, not every politician agrees on even the level of partisanship.
"There's partisanship in every session on certain issues, but those are the issues you hear most about. You look about 90 percent of the legislation we pass out of the General Assembly, it's a bipartisan effort," said DeCesare.
Many lawmakers did say despite controversy, the middle part of the session was productive.
"I really had a sense a lot of the time, that we were working together better than we had. Now, that does not include the redistricting period, and it also does not include the end here," said Stone.
And next year, lawmakers will have to find a way to work together in half the time.
Next year's session is only 30 days, unlike even years, when it is 60 days.
This is also an election year, for all these representatives.
Wilson and DeCesare are running un-opposed, while Richards is facing his first opponent since 1990, Regina Webb.