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

June 28, 2017View for printing

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.

By Andrew Theen

atheen@oregonian.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive

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