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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

The Oregonian/OregonLive

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