Enhanced funding for the university “stars” research program and authorization for $1.5 million or more in necessary WSU fee increases were announced by legislative leaders who completed a compromise supplemental operating budget Wednesday.
The compromise budgets contain no cuts but two major disappointments: No funding was included in the final operating budget for WSU’s $1 million core computing study, which was passed by the Senate.
The final capital budget contained no funding for design of the Veterinary Medical Research Building, which had been approved by the House. Those issues will likely lead WSU’s priority list for the 2009 legislative session.
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