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DOME DIGEST: Oregon legislators head home, leaving new laws headed for you and the books

SALEM — The Oregon Legislature, delayed by a walkout by Senate Republicans, sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The day consisted of more recesses in the Senate than time spent voting on bills, as lawmakers gave one last push to cut deals.

Two bills — one that would provide for more affordable housing and another that would refer a tobacco tax hike proposal to voters — failed before coming back to life and passing.

The day was not without drama as concerns over Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, persisted. Boquist more than a week ago made statements alluding to violence against police, and an outside investigator hired by the Legislature found his presence in the workplace could be seen as threatening.

Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, on Sunday said she wouldn’t . . .