State Relations

February 20, 2013

UW President Young Meets with Lawmakers in Olympia

George Washington Sculpture

Sculpture of President George Washington at the State Capitol.

UW President Michael K. Young was in Olympia this week for meetings with legislative leaders in both the House and Senate.

Among other topics, the state budget and the need for reinvestment in public higher education were paramount.

The meetings come at a key time in Olympia, as this Friday (Feb. 22) is the cutoff date for hearing policy bills in committees.

Next Friday (March 1) is the cutoff for hearing bills in the House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means.

In the coming weeks, legislative members will spend more time on the floor, debating and voting on bills.

Check the Session Cutoff Calendar for more important dates, and for a refresher on the legislative process, read more about how a bill becomes a law.