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Huskies on the Hill

Spotlight on UW Student Lobbyists

The “Husky experience” includes something different for every UW student. Some students spend time abroad, others dedicate their student life to sports, or maybe lab work and research. For James Moschella and Alex Wirth, their Husky experience includes many months and long hours representing student issues in the state and federal capitol.

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In the news

Higher Ed Asks: Washington Competes

The 2017 legislative session is underway and the challenges facing our state lawmakers loom large as they grapple with tremendous budget challenges, including fully funding basic education and dealing with Washington’s mental health crisis. Higher education might not be at the top of the headlines, but it isn’t too far away.

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Blog

Session Update: Bills are dying, funding is limited and higher ed is in wait-and-see mode

There’s a flurry of activity in the halls of Olympia right now as the Legislature approaches major session deadlines. Since session began on January 9, lawmakers have introduced over 2,000 bills in all the various committees.

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