PULLMAN, Wash. – There will be a public budget forum will be at noon Monday, April 25, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University Pullman.
 
President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly want to inform the university about the budget situation before the end of spring semester. They will provide an update on the budget process and take questions from the audience.
 
The session will be video-streamed via Experience WSU online. Viewing locations will be provided at: WSU Spokane, Academic Center, room 20; WSU Tri-Cities, East Auditorium; WSU Vancouver, Classroom Building, room 131; and WSU West in Seattle, Executive Conference Room.
 
The Legislature is working on the 2011-13 biennial budget and is scheduled to adjourn April 24. State leaders predict that the Legislature will require a special session to reach agreement on the budget and other pending legislation.
However, given the uncertainty about the timing and duration of a special session, university leaders want to update the university community before the end of spring semester.
 
April 29 is the final day of classes for the semester at WSU; finals week runs May 2-6.
 
The Budget Office website at http://budget.wsu.edu/2011-13_budget/ includes individual breakdowns of how the budgets proposed by the governor, the House and the Senate would affect WSU and a side-by-side comparison of the proposed operating and capital budgets.