Monthly Archives: March 2012

Special session days are numbered

The last day of the (first) special session of the legislature, April 10, is fast approaching. Between now and then we can expect legislators not to want to work Good Friday and Easter weekend. That leaves precious few days to … Continue reading

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Special session update: Senate Republicans propose a “compromise” supplemental solution.

The Senate Republicans, with the support of three Democrats, yesterday released a revised supplemental budget proposal which they say includes no cuts to education. The bottom line for CWU, remarkably, is that total appropriations go up —from $64.07 million to … Continue reading

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Special session looms.

The rocky 2012 session of the state legislature will lurch to a close tomorrow at midnight and it’s no longer possible to put a budget plan together by then. The only question left is what sort of special session to … Continue reading

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Legislative drama: Rs Hi-jack the Senate

With the assistance of two Democrats, the Republicans have taken control of the Senate and are running their own budget proposal. Word has it there’s $900,000 more for CWU in the Senate Republican budget than the one we saw on … Continue reading

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Legislative budgets next step: negotiations before “sine die” on March 8.

What a week. On Tuesday the Senate released a budget plan with NO cuts to higher education. What’s next? Flying pigs? Dogs and cats living together? The House path to a budget was rocky. It took several days to get … Continue reading

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