Monthly Archives: January 2013

Legislation To Watch

    CWU HIGHER EDUCATION BILL WATCH 1/31/2013 Welcome to the CWU Bill Watch. This table spotlights bills of particular interest to the university. For comprehensive bill information please see http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/       Bill SUBJECT AREA / EFFECT Status … Continue reading

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Senate Dems Propose 50/50 Cost Split

Senate Democrats, the acting minority party, held a news  conference today to lay out their higher education agenda designed to “hold the line on tuition.”  Democrats said they wanted to shoot for a 50-50 state-student share of costs. Sen. Jeanne … Continue reading

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WGU, Differential Tuition, Capital, Highlight Upcoming Week

Happy end-of-week two. Only 91 days to go. Plus special session I mean sessions. Next week our government relations crew will hold individual meetings with The following members of the House: Wylie, Seaquist, Tarelton, Appleton, Pollet, Smith and Fey. They’ll … Continue reading

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Beyond the Master’s Degree–Permission for the Ed Specialist Degree

CWU has one policy request this year. That is to be allowed to offered the Education Specialist degree. This degree is more advanced than a master’s degree; a master’s degree is a pre-requisite for an Ed.S.  Statute doesn’t authorize degrees beyond … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Launch: 2013 Session Begins

The legislature will convenes Monday, Jan. 14. The week will be filled with “States of …” the state, the judiciary, and education. Newly elected officials will be sworn in while some (including the governor) are still struggling to find staff. … Continue reading

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The Legislative Budget & Policy Funnel

When session opens on Monday, lawmakers will begin to submit bills for consideration–about 3000 bills, believe it or not. Each bill is referred to a committee, and then the real process starts. Bills have to earn enough votes to get … Continue reading

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