Monthly Archives: April 2011

Special legislative session starts Tuesday

Flanked by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, Gov. Gregoire this afternoon announced she’ll call the legislature back into session on Tuesday. She stressed that the purpose of the session would be only to address budget bills: the operating and capital … Continue reading

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What’s going on in Olympia?

With just days left in the regular session of the legislature monitoring bill progress is like trying to track the space shuttle on the dark side of the moon. One loses visual and audio contact with much of what is … Continue reading

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Legislators, governor agree special session likely

With one week in the legislative session left, key lawmakers and the governor agree that theyll probably need a special session to finish negotiations on the operating, capital, and transportation budgets, and to pass all of the bills needed to … Continue reading

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Senate budget boosts tuition $14% to offset cuts

This evening the state Senate Republicans and Democrats released a proposed budget for the next two years. You can submerge yourself in budget details at http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/budget/detail/2011/so1113p.asp. The bottom-line cut of the proposal–tuition increases combined with cuts–is not as deep as … Continue reading

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Senate budget roll-out set for 5:30

The Senate will release proposals for the 2011-13 operating and capital budgets after 5:00 p.m. today. Why so late? The Senate is waiting until the 5:00 p.m. final bill deadline passes. By 5:00 bills that haven’t been approved by the … Continue reading

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Legislative bill update

CWU HIGHER EDUCATION BILL WATCH April 10, 2011 A< means a bill has moved forward in the legislative process since the last edition of the Bill Watch. By March 25 bills had to have moved forward to a Rules committee … Continue reading

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Budget pressures generate tuition rumors

Tonight I heard a rumor that tuition will go up 25% next year at CWU. I have spent the several hours since then trying to think of a good way to describe the chances of that happening. Pigs flying. Snowballs … Continue reading

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