The budget bill for higher education is normally one of the last bills the Legislature acts on before adjournment.
But not this time.
Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks) told the Senate that in presenting the bill, as the House amended it, he was channeling Julius Caesar.
"Veni, vidi, vici," Holmberg said. "To use my vernacular -- we came, we saw, we concurred."
The comment drew laughter from the Senate chamber.
The Senate had earlier passed the bill unanimously.