March 2014 Government & Community Relations Update

Legislature acts on higher education investments and governance before adjourning

March 11, 2014
The Oregon State Legislature adjourned its 2014 session Friday, February 7. Before adjourning the legislature gave final approval to its budget bills, which included investments in higher education. Included in these investments was $2.1 million for the repair of the utility tunnel that runs under Franklin Blvd.
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Obama administration releases FY2015 budget request

March 11, 2014
The Obama administration released its Fiscal Year 2015 budget request March 3.  Spending levels were already set by Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus appropriations package and efforts to address sequestration, creating a difficult budget environment.  While the budget would keep student aid and research funding about level for most agencies, the 2015 plan also includes several a
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UO part of team bringing Neighborhood USA conference to Eugene

March 11, 2014
The University of Oregon is partnering with the City of Eugene, Travel Lane County, The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, and other community partners to bring the Neighborhood, USA (NUSA) Annual Conference to Eugene May 21-24.
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US House Ways and Means Chair Camp proposes tax reform package

March 11, 2014
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has published a summary of the provisions affecting higher education in the comprehensive draft tax bill released on February 26 by US House Way
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