Western Legislative Review: Overview of 2015 session
Late Tuesday night, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the 2015-17 operating and capital budgets, averting a partial shutdown of state government that would have begun in July. This occurred after the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve the budgets, which were finalized after months of negotiation and approved during a third special session, following the conclusion of the regular session in April, and special sessions in May and June.
In its latest post over on the Western Legislative Review, the Western Washington University Office of State Government Relations provides an overview of the 2015 legislative session, including key budget and policy issues impacting WWU and higher education in Washington state.