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Tag Archives: WSU legislative priorities

WSU Med School Makes Big Moves In Its Inaugural Year


WSU Med School Receives Overwhelming Support in State Legislature In two unanimous votes of confidence, the State House of Representatives and the State Senate BOTH voted to add the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to the Family Medicine Residency network. WSU is very close to being a third co-chair of the […]

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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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Giving Thanks for Lawmakers Who Support WSU & Its Mission

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This Thanksgiving, the alumni, students, parents, neighbors, and fans of Washington State University want to thank our legislators in Olympia for their continued support of higher education, WSU, and its system of campuses across our state. When we choose to actively support WSU, we invest in our collective future, as well as in the present, […]

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Career Connected Learning Summit Puts WSU’s Mission into Practice

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WSU Impact is unabashed on two fronts: We love to share the value of Washington State University, and we we love how higher education expands knowledge, supports the economy, and encourages the dreams of individuals who seek good paying jobs and economic security. That’s why we love what occurred on May 31st.  Elected officials and advocates […]

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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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Legislative updates and guess who was in Olympia?


Washington state lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 105-day budget making legislative session. Just over 2700 bills were introduced, and approximately 650 remain alive for ongoing deliberation and consideration by your state Senators and Representatives. Focus in Olympia will now be towards fleshing out the state’s two year budget and includes funding for […]

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Health sciences research at WSU improves lives and creates jobs


The Seattle Times has a number of great stories about the progress of the newest medical school in the U.S., the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The latest Seattle Times article shares a part of the story that is often under-reported, but well understood by many patients, their families and loved one: the value […]

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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Dean Tomkowiak on TVW


Dr. John Tomkowiak, Founding Dean of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, was interviewed on TVW’s Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins this week to discuss the development of the state’s second publicly funded medical school. The dean spoke with TVW about the selection process the college is using to enroll 60 students from among the […]

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State Senate Hears Update on Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine


From the Newsbeat blog: an update on hearings held during this third week of the legislative session. The Senate Higher Education Committee heard from the college’s Dr. Ken Roberts who provided testimony on progress to date. The budget request for the college is one of the priority requests for Washington State University. Easy to take […]

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