September 2013 Government & Community Relations Update

Revenue forecast down; Governor announces date for special session to consider PERS, revenue enhancements

September 17, 2013
On August 28, during a joint meeting of the Oregon Senate Finance and Revenue Committee and House Revenue Committee, state economist Mark McMullen released the quarterly Economic and Revenue Forecast. The revenue forecast shows a slight decline of $37 million in total resources for the 2013-15 biennium, leaving some $16.7 billion in projected general and lottery funds.
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Congress considering stop-gap funding measure

September 17, 2013
With a new fiscal year beginning October 1, Congress has yet to reach an agreement on a FY2014 budget and is considering another stop-gap, short-term funding measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR).
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Higher Education committees to meet during interim legislative days

September 17, 2013
Higher education is on the agenda of several committees as the Oregon Legislature convenes for interim legislative days, which started yesterday, September 16 and runs through Wednesday, September 18.
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University of Oregon signs letter urging Congress to secure national helium supply

September 17, 2013
The University of Oregon recently joined higher education institutions, science organizations, and business community members in signing a September 10 letter urging congressional leadership to protect the national supply of helium through the Federal Helium Reserve.
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Legislative committee considers UO Board of Trustees and HECC nominees during legislative interim days

September 17, 2013
The Oregon State Senate Interim Committee on Rules and Executive Appointments met on September 16 to consider executive appointments to state boards and commissions.
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UO “Let ‘er Duck” at the Pendleton Round-Up

September 16, 2013
The University of Oregon participated in festivities around the Pendleton Round-Up.
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