State Relations

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

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,

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

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

INFOGRAPH: What is Protein Design?

State elected officials and staff have been visiting UW’s Institute for Protein Design this legislative interim to learn more about one of the University’s leading edge research programs. Below is an inforgraph produced by the IPD, which explains in further detail the power of Protein Design:

Video: President Young’s Annual Address

In the 2013 Annual Address to the campus community, UW President Michael K. Young examines how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges.

UW receives grant from attorney general’s office for pain management

The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use. Read more at UW Today.

Forecast shows revenues up, confidence down

On Friday (Oct. 11), the Washington State Economic Revenue & Forecast Council published it’s monthly economic and revenue update. Among other news, the report shows that tax collections were again higher than previously forecast, and consumer confidence is down, likely as a byproduct of the federal government shutdown. A few additional highlights from the update: Washington

UW plays key role in state’s adoption of “Next Gen” science standards

The Seattle Times reports that Washington will be the eighth state to adopt the “Next Generation Science Standards,” which outline what students should know about big ideas of science, key practices scientists and engineers use to solve problems, and fundamental concepts that apply across all scientific fields. The Times highlights the prominent role played by the

State Legislators and staff visit the UW

The Office of State Relations hosted a group of state legislators and staff on campus last Friday (September 27) for a tour of the Institute for Protein Design, a campus tour including the recently renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library & Learning Commons and the Paul G. Allen Center for Computing & Engineering, and a lunch briefing with

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