The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted out a proposed capital budget Wednesday that includes funding for two WSU building projects critical to the future of Washington agriculture.

The plan funds $52 million of WSU’s $58.9 million request for the Plant Sciences Building and $23 million to start construction of the Global Animal Health Phase II project, both in Pullman. This despite unexpected constraints on the capital budget due to late breaking requirements for K-12 construction.

The Senate capital budget proposal also provides $3 million for design of the WSU Tri-Cities Academic Building and $500,000 for predesign of the Vancouver Life Sciences Building. It also provides $22.3 million for minor capital preservation.

You can view WSU’s testimony on the Senate capital budget from earlier this week below.