State Relations

September 8, 2015

Foster School of Business partners with Tiny Tots Development Center

Tiny Tots Development Center is a non-profit center dedicated to servicing underprivileged families in the Puget Sound area. It is receiving some fresh ideas and assistance from students at the Foster School of Business. Watch more episodes of UW 360 at UWTV.


September 4, 2015

A great start: UW’s Startup Hall turns two

Catch up with UW’s Startup Hall as it ends it’s second year as a hub of innovation in UW’s former Condon Hall. Watch more episodes of UW 360 at UWTV.


September 2, 2015

UW 360 Visits UW Spokane Center

The UW Spokane Center is a space for people and ideas to connect in a meaningful way with something they have in common — the spirit of boundlessness, and the pride in being a Husky. Tune in to UW 360 on UWTV to learn more about the new center:   Watch more episodes of UW…


July 16, 2015

Governor Inslee signs bipartisan transportation investment package at UW

Yesterday (July 15), joined by a bipartisan group of state legislators and transportation leaders, Governor Jay Inslee signed the statewide transportation package at the UW’s Conibear Shellhouse. UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce introduced Gov. Inslee, and in her remarks noted the investment package will benefit thousands of UW students, faculty, employees, patients, visitors, and…


June 30, 2015

Statement from UW interim President Ana Mari Cauce on the two-year state budget approved by the Washington Legislature

“On behalf of University of Washington students, faculty, staff and alumni, I want to express my thanks and appreciation to our elected officials for making investments in higher education a true budget priority during the 2015 legislative session. While the previous budget began to reverse the long-term trend of shifting the burden of paying for…


June 28, 2015

State operating budget deal announced, third special session starts today

Early Saturday (June 27) morning, after an all-night negotiating session, word came from legislative negotiators and the Governor that a “deal in principle” had been agreed to on the state operating budget. In a press statement that followed late yesterday, budget negotiators released an outline of the agreement, but also note they are continuing their marathon negotiation sessions to iron…


June 19, 2015

Purple and gold in Spokane

The University of Washington is hosting a series of events in Spokane this week and next. On Wednesday (June 17), UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a kickoff reception at the new UW Spokane Center (201 W. Main). It was a wonderful gathering of state and local elected officials, business and community leaders, UW…


June 11, 2015

Governor signs bill expanding computer science education, second special session approaches half-way mark

UW State Relations was pleased to attend Governor Jay Inslee‘s signing of HB 1813, a bill that expands computer science education in K-12 schools. The bipartisan bill was sponsored by Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, and intends to help prepare more Washington students for jobs in the high-tech industry. Read more about the bill…


June 4, 2015

Seattle Times Editorial: Legislature should fund UW computer science expansion

From today’s Seattle Times: WHILE computer science and engineering jobs boom in Washington, the state is graduating too few of its own residents in this field, which plays such a crucial role in the state’s fortunes. The University of Washington argues persuasively that it needs more space to address the demand both from students and…


May 20, 2015

Revenue forecast shows $400 million uptick

State budget writers received some positive news this week in the form of a modest increase of about $400 million over previous assumptions in the state’s revenue forecast. From TVW’s Capitol Record: The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council expects the state to collect $327 million more in the 2015-17 cycle than previously projected. It also…


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