SPOKANE, Wash. – Over the course of its 125-year history, Washington State University has enjoyed many moments of great achievement. There is no doubt that today will be listed among its most historic. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this morning signed into law a bill that paves the way for an independently accredited WSU medical school at our health sciences campus in Spokane.
By Doug Nadvornick, Medical Sciences
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today signed into law a bill that gives Washington State University the authority to create an independently accredited medical school in Spokane.
Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a legislative bill last week, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5460, that reinforces and tightens spending policies, including hiring, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel and wage increases.
The bill affects all state agencies, including higher education. WSU administrators are working with other higher education institutions and the state Office of Financial Management to determine exact implications. However, here is a brief summary of the items that affect WSU.
No salary or wage increases can be granted to individuals in exempt positions for the next 12 months, until Feb. 18, 2010.
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