Washington State University testified in support of the Governor’s Capital Budget proposal this week as it was heard in both House and Senate.
The Governor’s proposal funds a number of the University’s top legislative priorities, including several projects which will assist the university in accommodating enrollment growth in STEM disciplines. Notably, the proposal includes construction costs for the Tri-Cities Academic building, design funding for WSU Vancouver’s Life Sciences Building, and pre-design funding for a new health sciences building at WSU Spokane.
The Governor’s plan also includes full funding for the Global Animal Health Phase II Project. The university’s top capital budget priority received partial funding from the Legislature in 2018. The university is requesting $36.4 million in 2019 to complete construction of the facility, which will be the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab – Washington’s only accredited veterinary diagnostic lab which protects public health and animal agriculture by monitoring for various infectious diseases.
For a complete list of projects included in the Governor’s Capital Budget, click here.
You can view WSU’s testimony on the Governor’s Proposal in Senate Ways & Means below.