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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