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The 2024 legislative ended on March 7 after the passage of the state’s supplemental operating, capital, and transportation budgets.

2024 Session Outcomes

The Office of State Relations serves as the principal liaison between the University of Washington and state government. Through strong relationships with state elected officials, their offices, and state agencies, we work to advance the University’s mission and legislative priorities. We collaborate closely with the state’s five other public baccalaureate institutions, community and technical colleges, and industry partners to identify shared interests and influence related public policy.

Past Legislative Agendas & Outcomes


State support is essential to the University’s pursuit of our shared goals: to provide an excellent and accessible education for all Washingtonians, improve the health and sustainability of our state, and promote a prosperous economy.

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What is Lobbying?

UW employees must coordinate advocacy with the Office of State Relations to ensure clear and consistent communication and compliance with state laws.  Learn more about public agency lobbying and disclosure requirements.

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Partners and Resources

Discover more about the Washington’s legislative process and explore the many organizations the Office of State Relations partners with both internally and externally.


Latest News and Updates

  • Legislators meet with UW Center for an Informed Public leadership and faculty

    July 17, 2024

    On Monday, July 16, a group of Washington state legislators visited the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) to explore the intersection of research, education, and policymaking in information integrity. The legislators included: Rep. Mia Gregerson, Vice Chair of the Appropriations Committee and member of the Rules and State Government & Tribal…

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  • State revenue forecasted to decrease for 2023-25 and 2025-27 budgets

    June 27, 2024

    The June state revenue forecast published yesterday projects revenue collections for the 2023-25 budget will decrease by $477 million from the February forecast bringing the total projected budget to $66.5 billion. The forecast also estimates revenue for the 2025-27 budget will decrease by $189 million with the total budget for the biennium at $71.5 billion.…

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  • Reps. Ryu & Shavers meet with UW experts on artificial intelligence

    June 26, 2024

    Today, Reps. Cindy Ryu and Clyde Shavers connected with leaders, faculty, and graduate students in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering to have a technical discussion about artificial intelligence. Rep. Ryu chairs and Rep. Shavers is a member of the House Innovation, Community & Economic Development & Veterans Committee, which considers…

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