State Relations

February 16, 2018

President Cauce Visits Olympia & Other Highlights from Week 6

With the upcoming release of the Senate and House supplemental budget proposals next week, the State Relations team has been strategically planning and working to push the university’s legislative agendas. In lieu of the impending budget proposals, we were proud to host President Ana Mari Cauce in Olympia to reinforce the importance of bipartisan investment…


February 9, 2018

Legislative Session Day 33 Update

It’s day 33 of session and we have just passed fiscal committee cutoff. At this point, bills that have not made it out of the Senate Ways and Means committee or the House Appropriations committee will not continue through the legislative process. While members are on the floor considering legislation, we have been tracking bills…


January 26, 2018

President Cauce Visits Olympia & Additional Highlights

In addition to the passage of the final 17-19 capital budget last Friday, weeks 2 and 3 of the 2018 legislative session has had the following highlights: President Cauce Visits Olympia On Tuesday, January 16 President Ana Mari Cauce made her first visit to Olympia for the 2018 legislative session. In the continued effort to…


January 22, 2018

Final 2017-19 Capital Budget Signed

Week 2 of the 2018 legislative session ended with the signing of the 2017-19 compromise biennial capital budget. The University was able to secure funding for nearly all capital priorities as reflected in our agenda for the 2018 legislative session. For further details, direct your attention to the UW’s Office of Planning and Budgeting brief….


January 12, 2018

News from Olympia: Legislative Session Day 5

The 2018 legislative session began Monday, January 8 and our team has been kicking into full gear in Olympia. Here are highlights from our first week: Regents and Trustees Day Starting day two of session, over 40 Regents and Trustees representing two- and four-year public institutions across the state of Washington partnered together to meet…


January 2, 2018

2018 UW State Legislative Agendas Released

The 2018 legislative session officially begins next Monday, January 8. Considering that the upcoming session is a supplemental budget year, the University of Washington’s legislative priorities are narrow and reinforce the University’s core public education mission: Operating Budget Priorities Increase state investment to reverse recession-era cuts to the UW: The UW is requesting an adjustment…


December 21, 2017

Governor Inslee’s 2018 Supplemental Budget Proposals Released

Last week, Governor Jay Inslee released his 2018 supplemental operating and capital budget proposals. The House and Senate supplemental budget proposals will be released during the 2018 legislative session, which begins on Monday, January 8, 2018. For a detailed analysis of the budget, check out this brief published by the university’s Office of Planning and…


October 23, 2017

Interim Highlights Update

Since the conclusion of the longest legislative session in Washington state history in July, the State Relations team has been using the interim as an opportunity to engage members, legislative staff, industry partners, and the campus community. House Commerce & Gaming Visit to South Lake Union In partnership with UW Medicine, our team organized a…


July 27, 2017

Legislature Adjourns After 193-Day Session

Last Thursday marked the end of the 2017 State Legislative Session, which included three special sessions and lasted a record 193 days in total.  While the session included a number of victories for the UW, the Legislature adjourned last night without passing a compromise 2017-19 capital budget. To read more about the session and impacts…


July 5, 2017

17-19 Biennial State Operating Budget Signed Into Law

Late Friday night, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the 17-19 biennial compromise state operating budget (SSB 5883). Given the historic challenge in this session to fully fund basic education across the state of Washington, we’re proud that many of the legislative priorities of the University of Washington are reflected in the final budget. For detailed…


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