The budget presented by Gov. Gary Locke this week protects WSU and University of Washington core programs from cuts in the next biennium. But it did not appear that the governor gave a high priority to universities in the capital budget; he gave approval for only one major WSU construction project.<br><br>For a summary of how the budget looks for WSU, see the Olympia Update by Larry Ganders, assistant to the president, at http://www.olympia.wsu.edu/News/2005_News_Three.stm.