January 8, 2014

2014 legislative session begins January 13, UW releases legislative agenda

The 2014 60-day legislative session starts next Monday (January 13). To learn more about the UW’s 2014 top legislative priorities, you can now read and download the University’s 2014 Legislative Agenda. Here is a quick overview: Priority #1: Preserve the 2014 Resident Undergraduate Tuition Freeze The UW is committed to a continued freeze in 2014… Read More


December 18, 2013

Governor Inslee releases 2014 supplemental budget proposal

This week (Dec. 17), Governor Jay Inslee released his 2014 supplemental budget proposal, calling it a “hold-steady” budget in a “get ready” year, acknowledging that tough decisions await on the horizon for the next biennial budget in 2015. READ: UW Office of Planning & Budgeting Blog and Brief (PDF) on the Governor’s budget proposal. The… Read More


December 16, 2013

Gov. Inslee, Pres. Young Attend Clean Energy Institute Launch Events

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched last week (Dec. 12) with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.   Gov. Inslee made securing $6 million for CEI a priority last… Read More


December 4, 2013

Gov. Inslee discusses STEM education at Summit

This week Washington STEM hosted its second annual summit at Microsoft’s Redmond-campus. Over the lunch hour, the audience heard from Microsoft’s Brad Smith and Governor Jay Inslee on the importance of STEM education, both at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, to the state economy. (Read highlights from the day in this report from the Redmond… Read More


November 20, 2013

This Week in Olympia: Committee Assembly Days, Revenue Forecast

State lawmakers return to Olympia this week for Committee Assembly Days. On Thursday (Nov. 21) and Friday (Nov. 22), legislative members will attend committee hearings to discuss upcoming legislative priorities, and also gather for caucus meetings. To find out what meetings are happening when, check out the legislative calendar here; if you want to follow the action… Read More


November 8, 2013

Today in Olympia: Day 2 of Special Session

Today is Day 2 of the 2013 3rd Special Session. This morning, the House Finance Committee approved a proposal (House Bill 2089) to extend tax incentives for Boeing and the aerospace industry. House committee approves Boeing tax incentives, 10-3 http://t.co/u6IFgthUA3 #waleg — TVW (@TVWnews) November 8, 2013 The proposal’s next stops are in committee meetings… Read More


November 6, 2013

Governor calls special session for Boeing 777X package

Gov. Jay Inslee announced yesterday (11/5) that he is calling the legislature back for a special session beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, to approve a package aimed at encouraging The Boeing Company to build the 777X airplane in Washington State. The Governor’s Office released a list of the package elements here. Reporting on the Governor’s announcement,… Read More


November 5, 2013

Rep. Hans Zeiger Tours UW Institute for Protein Design

Last Friday (Nov. 1), Rep. Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) visited UW Seattle to tour the UW Institute for Protein Design. On the tour, Rep. Zeiger learned about the Institute’s leading edge research integrating UW expertise in biochemistry, engineering, computer science and medicine, and leveraging local strength in the software industry to achieve new breakthroughs in medicine. Rep. Zeiger… Read More


November 1, 2013

UW 360 features Forefront, a new UW program on suicide prevention

UW Professor of Social Work Jennifer Stuber has launched a suicide prevention program called Forefront, the first program of its kind in the U.S. Watch this UW 360 episode featuring Dr. Stuber’s personal story, and her work in Olympia with Rep. Tina Orwall (D-33rd Legislative District) to pass legislation requiring mental health professionals to receive suicide… Read More