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MAR
10
2014

End of Session Update – 2014

The Oregon Student Association had one of the most robust agendas in the 77th Legislative Session and had a presence in the capitol every single day.  Students organized multiple lobby days and actions calling attention to statewide issues students care about.  Students worked on
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JAN
17
2014

INTERIM LEGISLATIVE DAYS – WINTER 2014

The January Legislative Days were packed for The Oregon Student Association. Our priorities this week were lobbying efforts on our Financial Aid Protection bill, Good Samaritan legislation, governance reform, and electoral engagement access. Lobby Visits OSA executed over thirty
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JAN
15
2014

Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

To mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today, about 70 advocates and organizers, including the Oregon Student Association, will deliver “Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity” to Oregon legislators in Salem. The report card is  a
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NOV
22
2013

Interim Legislative Days – Fall 2013

The Interim Legislative Days got off to a start Wednesday morning in Salem as legislators began three packed days of informal committee meetings.  From House Higher Education to Senate Rules, your OSA staff was there the entire time.  These final committee days of 2013 saw the
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OCT
03
2013

2013 Special Session Update – Additional $40 Million for Higher Education

The U.S Government has shut down the same week the U.S Congress discusses the need to slash food stamps, unemployment rates are at near record highs, and our class rooms are over capacity. Yesterday, the Oregon Legislature took the necessary votes to reinvest $40 million to
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AUG
05
2013

OSA Federal Update & United States Student Association National Student Congress

The Oregon Student Association’s mission of improving access and affordability for all students regularly reaches into federal policy. Below are some good articles about the bill that miraculously managed to pass the US House and Senate. OSA has been lobbying our Oregon
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JUL
08
2013

2013 End of Session Update

The Oregon Student Association would like to thank the members of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office for working with the Oregon Student Association this session. Together our elected officials and students fought for the collective needs of students across the
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JUN
10
2013

Week 18 – 2013 Legislative Session: Financial Aid & Public Safety Reform

The last month of a legislative session can be hectic. So what are student working on during dead week and finals? Here are the top issues still up for debate: 1)      Funding for our schools and financial aid. 2)      Tuition ceilings for public universities 3)      Capitol
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MAY
24
2013

Week 16 – 2013 Legislative Session: Revenue and Cultural Competency

I wanted to wait and send this update until after the Governor’s latest budget press conference as well as the 1st public hearing on SB 270 in the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education. So here goes… The Governor came out on May 15th with a new compromise on revenue and
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MAY
10
2013

Week 14 – 2013 Legislative Session: Budget Notes & Cultural Competency!

The Capitol was a buzz again this week. Workloads died down a little for members after the last deadline, but this week it ramped back up. It sounds like Senator Johnson will be back in the next couple weeks after a terrible and unfortunately car accident. This means the Senate
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