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Proposed state supplemental budget released, up for vote

House and Senate conferees released their compromise budget on Tuesday, March 7. The proposal will be up for a vote this morning and is expected to pass.  Highlights for WSU are as follows:CAPITAL BUDGET WSU can begin construction of the life sciences research laboratory and instructional facility in Pullman with an appropriation $10 million in funding […]

WSU garners $429.5M in state operating budget

(The following article is a composite of information from news articles, and information from Karl Boehmke, executive director of planning and budget Larry Ganders, assistant to the WSU president.)The Legislature adjourned Sunday evening, April 24, having approved a $26 billion operating budget, a $3 billion state construction budget, and about $400 million in taxes. The biggest tax […]

No funding for biotech building; nursing center gets $31.6M

Although the university’s top capital budget item —  a $57.1 million Biotechnology/Life Sciences Building in Pullman — failed to gain legislative approval, the state did provide funding for several other major projects in its final compromise capital construction budget, approved on April 21. Plus, there appears to be strong support for the project in next session or biennium. Lack of funding for the Biotech/Life Science building […]