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WSU testifies in support of House budget

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Consistent with our post over the weekend, the work of crafting a budget continues at a fast pace in Olympia. Today, WSU provided testimony in support of the House operating budget. Read more below and please follow WSU Impact closely for more updates in the hours and days ahead.

Newsbeat – WSU Government Relations

WSU offered up testimony in the House Appropriations Committee this afternoon supporting the operating budget proposal introduced Friday. Video will be posted below when available.

The proposed House budget funds WSU’s $2.5 million request for start-up funding for a new medical school in Spokane.

It also funds three new academic programs to be offered at the Everett University Center, including WSU programs in software engineering, data analytics and agriculture. The funding proposal would have these programs start in 2017.

The House budget also provides $1 million to bring electrical engineering to Olympic College in Bremerton and fully funds compensation increases of 3 percent this year and 1.8 percent next year.

The proposal also freezes tuition for the next two years, provides $53 million to provide coverage to more State Need Grant recipients and $60 million to expand access to Opportunity Scholarships in some STEM fields.

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