The university registered support yesterday evening on the 2017-19 biennial capital budget agreement reached by the Legislature last session but that has not yet been voted on. The Senate Ways & Means Committee held the public hearing to receive testimony on the compromise budget, as well as the Governor’s proposed 2018 supplemental capital budget.

Both budgets are identical in their funding for WSU. Both fund the following priorities:

• $52 million to construct the Plant Sciences Building in Pullman
• $23 million to start construction of the Global Animal Health Phase II project in Pullman
• $3 million to design a new academic building at WSU Tri-Cities
• $22.3 million to support facility preservation efforts
• $1 million to support STEM teaching lab renovation in Pullman
• $500,000 for the pre-design of a new Life Sciences Building at WSU Vancouver
• $10.1 million for preventative maintenance
• $2 million for additional JCDREAM equipment purchases

You can view WSU’s testimony below.