WSU receives record construction budget

The waiting is over. Construction dollars are available in the upcoming budget to finish the Life Sciences Building in Pullman. And in the end, it was not even a debatable issue. It was the highlight of a record $180.6 million WSU construction budget released by Senate and House leaders after completing negotiations on the compromise […]

Final budget puzzle solved with $508.6 million for WSU

Legislative leaders believe they have solved the puzzle of the operating budget and the solution will boost Washington State University’s state funding 17.9 percent in the next two years. Student enrollments will increase at all campuses, agricultural research funding will be boosted by $5.3 million, and salaries will increase by an average of 3.2 percent […]

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 […]