Sine die: 2013 Oregon Legislature adjourns

POSTED: 4:12 PM PDT July 8, 2013    UPDATED: 4:26 PM PDT July 8, 2013 
Oregon Legislature

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature has adjourned the 2013 session.

Lawmakers finished their work Monday after 155 days, five shy of the constitutional deadline.

In the final hours before the afternoon adjournment, lawmakers voted to create independent governing boards and approved funding to allow for smaller tuition increases at universities next year.

They voted to extend a monthly tax that funds 911 emergency services, which was set to expire, and approved help for financially struggling timber counties.

The Senate avoided voting Monday on a measure that would have phased out toxic chemicals in certain toys and children's products sold in Oregon.