The capital budget proposal unveiled in the state Senate this morning funds most of WSU’s top priorities.

The governor’s proposal was released in December and the House proposal was introduced Monday. Negotiators will now work to hammer out a compromise to send to the governor’s office. Here’s a rundown of where things stand.

  • The university’s $36.4 million construction request to complete the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab is now funded in all three budget proposals.
  • The $27 million construction request to build a new academic building at WSU Tri-Cities is now funded in all three proposals.
  • The university’s $500,000 request for pre-design of a new Biomedical and Health Sciences Building at WSU Spokane is also funded in all three proposals.
  • The $4 million request to design a Life Sciences Building at WSU Vancouver was included in the Senate proposal. The governor’s budget also funded the project, but the House budget did not.
  • Both the Senate and House budget proposals included $10 million to support a land purchase to support future growth at WSU Everett.
  • The governor’s budget was the only one to fund WSU’s $4.9 million request for STEM teaching lab renovations in Pullman.

You can view WSU’s testimony on the Senate’s capital budget below.