Monthly Archives: February 2013

Supreme Court to Review Supermajority Vote

The Washington Supreme Court may rule today on the constitutionality of a Washington law that requires two-thirds approval of the state legislature to increase taxes and feeds. Washington voters have approved a “supermajority” law five times.   Last spring the … Continue reading

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Sequestration – Will They or Won’t They?

Here we go again. The next fiscal cliff  precipice approaches. What does it mean for Central? Congress may or may not allow the cuts articulated in the sequestration agreement to take place. We’ve been to the fiscal cliff bluff before and a … Continue reading

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Legislative “Cut-off” Spares Higher Ed Bills

Last Friday was the first in a series of legislative deadlines created to kills bills. Your bill doesn’t move forward by the time the clock strikes 5:00? It’s dead. Or relatively dead. Nothing is ever truly dead until the gavel … Continue reading

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CWU Kicks Off Week 6 with a Push for Science II Funding

Thanks to faculty, students, and our gov relations pros for a terrific Science II Day  in Olympia.  The roster of advocates included professors Mike Jackson, Bruce Palmquist, and Kirk Johnson, and students Joey LaBeau, Megan Ray, Ryan Corbin, and Trevor … Continue reading

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Gov. Inslee Proposes “Jobs” Plan for Washington

Governor Inslee today released a plan for “…revitalizing Washington’s economy, creating jobs and ensuring we have workers with the knowledge and skills to fill those jobs.”  It reads an awful lot like a budget…. The categories of strategies are Education, … Continue reading

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Legislature Approaches First Deadline – Intensifies Focus on Tuition

It may surprise you to know that the legislature and public universities do agree on a few things. For instance, both believe that too many high school graduates come to college unprepared for post-secondary curriculum. Presumably, that’s why the House … Continue reading

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