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It’s fall. Where’s our budget?

Back in June, the Legislature passed Washington’s 2017-19 operating budget. In it, the University of Washington was successful in achieving some of its legislative objectives, such as expanding access to the State Need Grant, increasing funding that allows for more STEM enrollments, modest wage increases for faculty, and bargaining agreements for staff. Left lingering since then has been the state’s capital budget, which funds hundreds of construction projects and thousands of jobs in the state.

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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

Operating Budget: How Did Your Issues Fare?

Late on Friday, June 30, Governor Inslee signed the 2017-19 biennial operating budget into law. The UW and the higher education sector fared quite well, even as lawmakers focused on meeting their paramount obligation of funding K-12 education. We’re pleased to see investment in the entire spectrum of education reflected in the state’s operating budget. But how did UW Impact's key issues fare?

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UW Impact is a program of the UW Alumni Association (UWAA), an independent 501 (c )(3) organization. The UWAA’s mission is to support the UW and higher education in the state of Washington.