State Relations

Governor calls special session

Gov. Chris Gregoire has called a special session of the Legislature to deal with the budget crisis. A date hasn’t been set, but she said it’ll be before Christmas. Local news coverage: Seattle Times | SeattlePI.com | KOMONews.com | KING5.com | Q13fox.com

Suzan DelBene named revenue director

In news from Olympia, Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Suzan DelBene to be the state’s next revenue director.  Here’s the news release from the governor’s office. (Opens in a new window.)

Another gloomy state revenue forecast

Officials are now saying the state is expected to take in $1.2 billion less in tax revenue than projected between now and June 2013, according to The Seattle Times. (Read the article.) Gov. Chris Gregoire said that would mean a loss of $385 million for the current biennium. She added in a prepared statement that “the

UW leadership addresses budget issues

In a joint memo, outgoing President Mark Emmert and incoming Interim President Phyllis Wise briefed students, faculty and staff about the worsening condition of the state’s budget. Read their memo, which was posted to the president’s blog.

Economic and Societal Impact of the UW

The economic, employment and government revenue impact of operations and research at the University of Washington is measured in a new report prepared by Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized consulting firm. Among the key findings: $9.1 billion in total economic impact is generated by the UW in the state of Washington, and every $1 that

Our economic impact on Washington state

In the June edition of Columns magazine, President Mark Emmert wrote: “The UW is a vitally important economic engine for the state of Washington and plays a crucial role in keeping our region competitive in the global economy. Yet many Washingtonians don’t realize the full extent of the impact our University has on their own

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