April 22, 2013

President Young meets with lawmakers about state budget proposals

By Patrick Bell

President Michael K. Young

President Michael K. Young stops for a photo with our state’s namesake in the Capitol Building.

President Michael K. Young was in Olympia again today to meet with budget and Higher Education leaders.

Discussion centered on the needs of Higher Education in general, and the University of Washington in particular. Now that both chambers have passed budgets, negotiators have to address the differences between proposals — and find common ground to pass a final budget.

On the 99th day of the 105-day 2013 session, media reports indicate a special session will likely be necessary, as the House, Senate, and Governor have yet to agree on a path forward.

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