Washington State University was back on the hill this week to testify at the Ways & Means hearing of the Senate’s proposed operating budget, SB 5048, which was released early Tuesday afternoon. WSU issued their support for funding in the bill that would bolster STEM degree production, but asked that the Senate take into consideration their top legislative priority: the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

The legislature partially funded $5 million of the $10.8 million funding request to support the charter class of sixty Washington students beginning their medical school training on August 17th.

You can view WSU’s testimony in the hearing below.