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As the Oregon legislature nears the halfway point in the 2017 session, the next two weeks will be among its busiest. Friday, April 7th marked the last day for posting committee work sessions for bills in their chambers of origin, meaning that if a House bill hadnt been listed on a House committee agenda for… Continue reading
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The legislature is now six weeks into the long session, which, under the states constitution, is scheduled to end in early July. This update provides a progress report on some of the key bills and activities that we are pursuing on behalf of OSU and higher education. Ways & Means By Friday, March 17,… Continue reading
The legislature has completed two and half weeks at a quick pace. This update provides a progress report on some of the key bills and activities important to OSU and higher education. Ways & Means Field Hearings Over the last two weekends, members of the Joint Ways & Means Committee have conducted hearings in Salem,… Continue reading
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Students, Faculty, Staff, and Presidents Call for Increased Funding for Public Universities In a letter to legislative leaders, students, faculty, staff, and presidents of the public universities called for at least another $100million in state investments from the level proposed last month by Governor Kate Brown. Our unified funding request highlights and supports the following… Continue reading
Yesterdays update regarding the Governors recommended capital budget had a couple of glitches and should have included a broader discussion regarding the OSU-Cascades project. OSU-Cascades Campus Expansion OSU is seeking, and the HECC has recommended, a $69.5 million campus expansion for OSU-Cascades which includes: $20 million in site reclamation and campus infrastructure improvements necessary for… Continue reading