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 […]

WSU gets positive news in operating, capital budgets

Washington State University will receive a 17.9 percent increase in operating funding over the next two years and the largest biennial capital budget in its history as a result of budgets approved by the Legislature over the weekend. “We are very pleased and grateful about the level of support that the governor and the Legislature […]

State funds 110 freshmen, bioproducts at Tri-Cities

The biennial budget approved April 22 by the state Legislature includes funding for 110 freshmen and a new bioproducts program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. “We greatly appreciate that the Legislature is supportive of campus growth,” WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor Vicky Carwein said. “The budget will help meet critical campus needs, especially as we expand programs and services to […]

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 […]

Senate committee releases proposed operating budget

The state Senate Ways & Means Committee released its proposed operating budget on Wednesday, March 28. The budget provides significant new funding for health care education, math and science education, and bioproducts technology. In addition, it addresses most of the priorities contained in the WSU budget request, but creates a significant funding problem by assuming […]

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 […]

House budget omits biotechnology building

WSU’s top legislative priority, a request for authorization to fund and build a $63 million Biotechnology/Life Sciences Building at its Pullman campus, was excluded from the House Capital Budget Committee’s proposed budget which was released on Tuesday.The House’s operating budget, however, proposes funding for numerous items, including high-demand enrollment, increasing energy costs and development of […]

Funds sought for biosci building, tech transfer, more

Washington State University’s 2006 supplemental budget request got a boost when Gov. Christine Gregoire endorsed the highest priority — authority to use the state’s Certificates of Participation (COP) process to fund construction of a $63 million biotechnology/life sciences building, the second in a planned biosciences complex. The COPs will be repaid with revenue earned on […]

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 […]