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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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Join Us: UW Impact 2018 Legislative Preview

The current political climate has highlighted diverse political and philosophical perspectives between people living in rural and urban environments. Some research suggests that higher education may be falling out of favor with conservatives, many of whom live in Washington’s rural areas. How do the UW and other higher education institutions play a role in finding common ground?

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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.