State Relations

Higher Education

January 17, 2012

New UW Regents appointed

Governor Gregoire announced appointments to the University of Washington Board of Regents. Read the press release here.

January 12, 2012

Connecting the Science of Early Learning to Policy: Washington State Legislators Visit I-LABS

In November legislators visited iLabs – see what they learned about and hear what they had to say. Legislative visit to iLabs

January 11, 2012

State’s economic forecaster to resign

Washington’s chief economist, Dr. Arun Raha, announced today that he is resigning after three years effective Jan. 31. Steve Lerch, who previously served as interim chief economic before Raha came on board, will fill the position temporarily during the search for a replacement. More details are available from The Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and…

January 10, 2012

New report on higher education in Washington state

Yesterday The Seattle Times published an article about a new report on higher education in Washington state.  The report focuses on the number of Washington students graduating college and concluded that the system does not produce enough bachelor’s degrees. You can read the article here. The press release, executive summary and full report are available…

January 9, 2012

New legislative session begins today

The Washington state Legislature opened a new session today. Throughout the 60-day session current budget information will be available from the Office of Planning and Budgeting via OPBlog . Check here for updates. Information about UW and our legislative message can be found on the Office of External Affairs site.

January 6, 2012

Legislative language primer

Curious about what it means to adopt a bill? Or what “bumping” means? How about the hopper? Check out the TNT’s guide to the Washington legislature’s lingo.

Margarita Prentice to retire from Senate

State Senator Margarita Prentice (D, 11th District) confirmed that she will not seek re-election in 2012. Prentice has served in the state senate for 20 years – this is her fifth term. Read more from the Renton Reporter and PubliCola.

December 8, 2011

Season’s Greetings from the UW

We invite you to enjoy our year-end video, which celebrates 150 years of innovation and creativity and demonstrates our spirit of hope for the future.

December 7, 2011

Our shared future at risk

The UW’s state funding has been cut 50 percent in the past three years. The UW External Affairs staff has prepared a series of documents to help people understand what the cuts mean and why higher education funding needs to be a real priority in the next state budget. Please visit Our Shared Future at…

May 11, 2011

Tuition-setting bill passes and Gov. says she’ll sign it

The state’s five public universities and The Evergreen State College will set their own undergraduate tuition under a bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday and is expected to be signed by the governor. Read the Seattle Times story.

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