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Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

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, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …

Governor’s budget endorses Life Sciences Building
December 29, 2005

Gov. Christine Gregoire presented her proposed 2006-07 supplemental budget package on Dec. 20, including a recommendation that Washington State University be given authority to issue bonds to build its $63 million Life Sciences building on the Pullman campus. The bonds would be paid for through proceeds from the university’s Land Grant fund.Gregoire noted in a press conference that she actually asked for $45 million in funding for the biotech building last year, but that the Legislature took that item out of the budget and used the money to fund new branch campuses. “We found an alternate way,” Gregoire said. Her proposed supplemental capital budget adopted … » More …

Gov. Locke releases supplemental budget
December 18, 2003

Gov. Gary Locke proposed a supplemental state budget Thursday, Dec. 18, designed to boost Washington’s economy by investing in state colleges and universities. WSU’s Director of Planning and Budgeting Karl Boehmke said that if the proposal were approved, it “could mark the best supplemental budget in many years.”Locke said his proposed $192.7 million general fund supplemental budget would open classroom doors to thousands more college students, while targeting other top priorities from rural health care to the cost of recent natural disasters.The majority of the operating-budget covers caseload-driven costs, higher public school enrollments, more social services clients, an increasing state prison population and the cost … » More …