April 24, 2013

Q&A with State Sen. Paull Shin ’72, ’80

This is the sixth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Senator Paull Shin M.A. ’72, Ph.D. ’80, who represents the 21st Legislative District. After 31 years of teaching at the college level, he retired, only to embrace public service. Sen. Shin was elected to the Washington… Read More


April 22, 2013

President Young meets with lawmakers about state budget proposals

President Michael K. Young was in Olympia again today to meet with budget and Higher Education leaders. Discussion centered on the needs of Higher Education in general, and the University of Washington in particular. Now that both chambers have passed budgets, negotiators have to address the differences between proposals — and find common ground to… Read More


April 17, 2013

Today in Olympia: Deadlines for bills, budget near

Today (April 17) is the last day for the State House and Senate to consider opposite house bills. Regular session is slated to end in just over two weeks on April 28. After today, the main business left to accomplish is negotiating the state budget. Both the House and Senate have passed operating budgets (read President… Read More


April 15, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Jessyn Farrell ’96

This is the fifth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Jessyn Farrell, B.A., History, ’96, who represents the 46th Legislative District. Elected in 2012, Rep. Farrell previously worked as the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, an organization dedicated to expanding bus, rail, bicycle and pedestrian… Read More


April 11, 2013

President Young meets with UW students interning at the State Capitol

In Olympia for meetings with state lawmakers today, President Michael K. Young also took time out to meet with UW students who are interning in the State Capitol. PIC: @uw Pres. Michael K. Young meeting this afternoon w/ Huskies interning in the Wash. State Legislature #WALEG twitter.com/UWGOV/status/3… — UW State Relations (@UWGOV) April 11, 2013… Read More


April 8, 2013

Q&A with State Rep. Steve O’Ban ’84

This is the fourth installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Steve O’Ban, B.A., History, ’84, who represents the 28th Legislative District. Rep. O’Ban and his wife, Laurie, a Tacoma Community College instructor, have two sons serving in the United States Army. After graduating… Read More


April 3, 2013

Statement from University of Washington President Michael K. Young regarding Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal announced today.

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“Today’s Senate Majority Coalition Caucus budget proposal comes up woefully short for the UW and higher education. Of the $100 million in ‘new’ funding for higher education, the majority is derived from a 20 percent tax on our international students that we believe will price students out of their education and result in a loss of high-quality talent… Read More


April 1, 2013

Legislative budget process 101

State Representative Larry Seaquist (D-Gig Harbor) explains how the legislative budget process works in this white board video from the Washington House Democrats:


Q&A with State Rep. Steve Bergquist ’02

This is the third installment in our “Huskies on the Hill” series featuring UW Alumni serving in state government. Today’s Q&A features State Representative Steve Bergquist B.A., History, ’02; B.A., Political Science, ’02, who represents the 11th Legislative District. Representative Bergquist is serving his first term in the Washington State Legislature. He is a public school teacher,… Read More