Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Legislature pushes for more higher education funding to keep Oregon tuition hikes down

By Andrew Theen
June 29, 2017

State lawmakers appear close to approving a $736.9 million budget for public universities that would nearly halve the proposed tuition increases for some undergraduate Oregonians this fall, saving students hundreds of dollars a year.

The spending plan, which passed a key legislative hurdle Wednesday, includes nearly $70 million more in operating support than Gov. Kate Brown's proposal, which left funding flat.  That plan was criticized by university presidents, student groups and faculty unions.

Read the full article at the OregonLive site here.

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