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The 2023 legislative session began on Jan. 9 and for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators will meet in person in Olympia to decide the state’s biennial budget and policy.

2023 Legislative Agenda

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.

2023 Legislative Agenda


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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State Lobbying Guidelines

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We ask UW employees to coordinate advocacy with our office so that we can be clear, consistent, and comply with state requirements.

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Explore the many organizations the Office of State Relations partners with both internally and externally.


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