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January 20, 2017

News from Olympia: Legislative Session Day 12

The 2017 legislative session is in full swing in Olympia. Here are a few highlights from the past twelve days:

New director, Joe Dacca, updated the Senate Higher Education committee about the UW’s legislative priorities.

Joe Dacca presenting to the Senate Higher Education Committee

Joe Dacca presenting to the Senate Higher Education Committee

New associate director, Jillian Kilby, testified in support of HB 1107 to remove the term “branch” as an identifying factor for extension campuses in the House Higher Education Committee.

Jillian Kilby testifying in the House Higher Education Committee

Jillian Kilby testifying in the House Higher Education Committee

Dr. Nephi Stella provided the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports committee with an update on the new cannabis research center being developed at UW.

Dr. Nephi Stella Cannabis Research

Dr. Nephi Stella presenting to the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports committee

Dr. Caleb Banta-Green, from the School of Public Health, provided information about opioid addiction treatment options to the Senate and House Health Care committees.

Dr. Caleb Banta-Green presenting to the House Health Care committee

Dr. David Tauben, from UW Medicine, presented to the Senate Health Care committee on pain and opioid addiction.

Dr. David Tauben presenting to the House Health Care committee

Dr. David Tauben presenting to the Senate Health Care committee

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