Capital Budget is Great for UW

State lawmakers came together during the second week of the 2018 legislative session to pass the capital budget that had stalled during the 2017 session. We are pleased to report that the long-awaited budget is generous to the UW, and supports growth in areas of high demand and high impact for our state.

Key capital budget victories for the UW include:

  • Funding to design an innovative shared teaching center for the UW’s six Health Sciences schools
  • Funding to complete construction on the Burke Museum, the state’s natural history museum
  • Funding to accommodate growing enrollments at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma
  • Funding to renovate Parrington Hall, in which students prepare for careers in public service
  • Funding to support the Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technology

You may read more about the passage of the capital budget here from the Seattle Times. To find out about the state’s investment’s in the UW’s capital budget read the Office of Planning and Budgeting’s brief here.

We want to thank our advocates who urged their lawmakers to pass a capital budget immediately this session, and who advocated last session for the items that appear in this budget. Click here to send a message thanking lawmakers for their generous budget.

Stay tuned for more ways to take action on behalf of the University of Washington and higher education.