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Tag Archives: washington state university budget priorities

Mark Your Calendar! Important Dates for your advocacy


Securing adequate state funding for higher education continues to be an important message your legislators need to hear. The value of higher education in today’s world has never been more important. A college degree gives people a strong foundation and leg up in tough times. From increased pay to being able to keep and thrive […]

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Proposed Governor’s operating budget funds top WSU priorities

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The 2018 legislative session will begin on January 8th.  It is the supplemental budget session, or the so-called “short session” because it is the second year of the state’s two year budget cycle. The three primary budgets (operating, transportation and capital) are prepared during 105 day legislative sessions in odd-numbered years (e.g., 2017). Then, in the […]

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YOU can support WSU by lending your voice


It’s a new year, and we look forward to 2018 being even more exciting for Washington State University’s campuses. Last year, we celebrated the opening of a brand-new medical school that’s bringing hands-on education, impactful health sciences research, and groundbreaking public health outreach to our communities. We dedicated a new academic building at WSU Everett. […]

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Regular session coming to an end – what say you?


The regular legislative session is scheduled to end on April 23rd. However, as had been the case over the last several state budget bienniums, we anticipate the legislature will be unable to come to agreement between the three proposed budgets – operating, capital, and transportation – and the differing versions of those budgets offered by […]

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Senate passes proposed capital budget – WSU fares very well

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The state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed a $3.8 billion 2017-2019 capital budget. In the spirit of “how a bill becomes law,” the state’s capital budget has a different function than the state’s operating and transportation budgets, the trifecta of the three main budget categories that fund the state of Washington, including public institutions […]

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House budget released – reconciliation process begins …


The Spokesman-Review reports today on the release of the state House of Representative’s proposed biennial budget to fund the state of Washington, including public institutions like Washington State University. Last week, the state Senate released its proposed budget. For WSU, the proposed House budget aligns with the proposed Senate budget and the Governor’s proposed budget […]

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Senate budget passes – proposed House budget next Monday


As reported by the Spokesman-Review, the Senate Ways and Means Committee voted on Wednesday evening to increase funding in its budget proposal for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine from $5 million to $10 million for the 2017-2019 biennium, and the entire Senate voted its approval early this morning. The $10 million for expanding medical […]

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Budget time in Olympia – Senate releases its proposed budget


It is that time in Olympia. And, for WSU Impact advocates, time to take action and let your legislators know what you think the priorities are for state funding. The state Senate released its proposed budget yesterday. Below is the write up of what the proposed budget means to WSU priorities. To learn more about […]

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Let’s all ask lawmakers to support higher education – today

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Today, we sent a call to action to our WSU Impact members. We are taking our cue from WSU President Schulz who has been in Olympia several times this legislation session. We are also supporting WSU students who took time on President’s Day to visit the state capitol and several recent graduates of WSU who […]

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Ensure access to quality K-16 education and beyond

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In today’s Seattle Times, George Bridges, president of The Evergreen State College and Sabah Randhawa, president of Western Washington University penned a guest editorial that supports an important aspect of the Washington Compete Initiative. The op-ed is a must read for those who understand that investment in our students helps in earning a college degree. […]

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