Amendment boosts med school funding in Senate budget

The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted late Wednesday to increase funding in its budget proposal for the Elson S. Floyd College of medicine from $5 million to $10 million for the 17-19 biennium.

That matches the level funded in the governor’s budget. WSU has requested $10.8 million. Beginning with the 2019 fiscal year, the variance is limited to $200,000 per year.

The committee entertained dozens of amendments, rejecting most, and voted Senate Bill 5048 out. The budget now faces a floor vote.

The House operating budget proposal is expected to be released Monday and heard that afternoon in the House Appropriations Committee.

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