Friday, November 7, 2014

Wheeler vows to 'continue this fight' for higher education funding

Portland Business Journal
November 5th, 2014

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler on Wednesday said he will "continue this fight" for more funding for higher education after voters soundly defeated a proposal to create a statewide scholarship fund.
Wheeler had worked on the proposal, known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative, or Measure 86, since at least early 2013.
Although voters weighed in against it by roughly a 3:2 margin, Wheeler said it remains a priority because of the state's dismal support for higher education. Oregon ranks No. 47 in per-student funding for higher education.

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