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On Tuesday the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released quarterly projections for state revenues, showing an increase of $432 million in the state’s near general fund for the 2019-21 biennium, which begins on July 1st. According to the Forecast Council, legislation passed…

A small contingent from Western Washington University is on Capitol Hill this week visiting with legislators. On Wednesday, April 20, the group visited with Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Rep. Rick Larson, Rep. Derek Kilmer, Rep. Susan DelBene, and Rep. Jim…

Western Washington University faculty, staff and students are invited to provide feedback on the various operating budget proposals currently in play.

Comments on the "Budget Forum" website will be moderated, and responses will be quick.

For additional information…

Lawmakers this legislative session had two fundamental responsibilities: Come up with a full plan for K-12 education funding and pass a supplemental budget.

But as legislators and lobbyists filtered out of the Capitol building Thursday night — the last day of the 60-day session — there…

Citing their service to the state of Washington and public higher education, the Washington State Senate and Washington State House each has approved resolutions honoring Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and wife Cyndie Shepard.

Bruce Shepard, who is finishing his…

Western Washington University students visited Olympia en masse Monday for Viking Lobby Day, students' annual trip to the state capitol to stump for issues of importance to Western.

A total of 79 students held 120 meetings with Washington state legislators or their staff…

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The 2016 legislative session is underway in Olympia…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2016 supplemental budget proposal on Dec. 17 in preparation of the upcoming legislative session that begins on Monday, Jan. 11.

In September’s supplemental budget request, Western resubmitted two proposals – the Student…

Washington state took another step toward starting a traditional 529 college savings plan on Thursday, as people continue to ask for refunds from the state's prepaid tuition program, which will remain frozen for now.

The new plan would be run by the state, not…

Nearly five months after passing the biennial operating and capital budgets, the Legislature convened in Olympia last week for Committee Days, and Western was invited to participate in multiple events.

Although the Legislature formally begins the legislative session on the second Monday…

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