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The University of Washington is thankful for the recent strong investments by the Legislature that support our students and our public mission.

Post session recap

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 as well as community and technical colleges, to identify shared interests and influence related public policy.

2022 Legislative Agenda


Mindful of the ongoing pandemic and other challenges, the UW has limited its supplemental budget requests to the most essential items.

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Latest News and Updates

  • UW Tacoma celebrates the completion of Milgard Hall

    November 14, 2022

    Last week, legislators, Puyallup Tribal members, and friends of the UW Tacoma joined faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of Milgard Hall. Opening for winter quarter, the 55,000-square-foot building will house the Milgard School of Business and the School of Engineering & Technology, as well as expanded space for the Global Innovation and Design…

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  • Washington state's 2022 midterm election results

    November 9, 2022

    The 2022 General Election was held yesterday with initial vote counts posted on the Secretary of State’s website at 8 p.m. Washington state has voted entirely by mail since 2011 so additional time is required to tabulate votes. Ballots dropped in official drop boxes or postmarked by Nov. 8 will continue to be tallied until…

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  • Legislators tour the Power Plant and learn about the UW's decarbonization strategy

    November 4, 2022

    This week, Reps. Davina Duerr and Alex Ramel and Anna Lising, Senior Climate Advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee, visited the UW Seattle campus and took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Power Plant. The tour showcased the Seattle campus’ existing energy infrastructure and unveiled the University’s innovative clean energy transformation strategy. The UW Seattle energy system…

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