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WSU commits to 4 percent raises for faculty, AP staff

PULLMAN, Wash. – The state Legislature’s reinvestment in higher education this past session provides a multitude of opportunities for Washington State University in teaching, research and engagement, and we are grateful. One critical area that was not addressed in this biennial budget, however, was faculty and staff salaries.   Read all of WSU President Elson S. […]

Regents hear report on budget, tuition

The Board of Regents heard reports on the recently passed state higher education budget and the university’s upcoming budget-reduction plan at a special meeting held Wednesday. The Washington Legislature has approved a biennial budget that includes a net reduction of $54.16 million, or 10.38 percent, in WSU’s state allocation for the biennium. It is built […]

House shocks administrators with 29% funding cuts

Washington State University will lose $151.4 million, about 29 percent of its current state funding base, under a proposed 2009-2011 House budget announced today by Ways and Means Chair Kelli Linville, D-Bellingham.   “Hard as it is to imagine, today’s House budget is even more draconian, with a more devastating impact, than the Senate budget […]

Senate proposes 20 percent budget cut

OLYMPIA — WSU will lose 20 percent of its current state funding base under a proposed 2009-2011 budget announced March 30 by Senate leadership and under consideration by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.   “We at WSU recognize that the Legislature is dealing with the impact of an economic crisis that is unparalleled since […]

WSU 4-H leadership coordinator honored

PUYALLUP – WSU State 4-H Teen Leadership Coordinator Jan Klein was honored Wednesday by the Washington State Legislature as an Outstanding Civic Educator. Klein, who is from the Lincoln County town of Edwall, was recognized for her work with youth on the local, regional, state and national level. The Legislature recognized Klein during the second […]

Supplemental budget request itemized

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents. Operating Budget • Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000 The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, […]

WSU Regents approvebudget request

PULLMAN – Washington State University will be asking the legislature for funding to move forward with creation of a School for Global Animal Health. Friday, in a special meeting of the Board of Regents held by teleconference, the regents approved a supplemental budget request that includes money to create the school, which would be part […]