Leaders in the state Senate today introduced their operating budget proposal that, like the House of Representatives’ plan unveiled earlier, partially funds WSU’s request to support the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

WSU requested $14.4 million over the two-year budget cycle and both budgets, like the governor’s, provide $10.8 million over 2019-21 budget cycle.

Funds provided for compensation – for several biennia now funded through a complicated mix of appropriation and tuition – are still being analyzed.

The Senate budget proposal will be heard on Monday afternoon and is scheduled to be voted out of the Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday.

Update: WSU testified on the Senate budget this week. You can view video of the testimony below: