Budget Office

In The News


May

3

2012

Appreciation for the Legislature's departing public servants

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The governor’s signature on the 2012 supplemental operating budget wasn’t even a day old when the state Capitol was rocked Thursday with news that Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown will not seek re-election this fall... Read More

Apr

24

2012

Setting tuition for 2012-13

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

Early next month, the WSU Board of Regents will consider and adopt new tuition rates for the 2012-13 academic year... Read More

Apr

24

2012

A turning point

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

A recap of the 2012 legislative session... Read More

Apr

11

2012

A positive budget for WSU

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

In November, when the Washington Legislature convened its first special session to deal with what was then estimated to be a $2 billion budget deficit, the outlook for Washington State University seemed dire... Read More

Mar

9

2012

No agreement on budget

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The state Legislature adjourned Thursday, without reaching agreement on a plan to close an estimated budget gap of $1 billion... Read More

Mar

5

2012

Senate budget update

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

Over the past weekend, the legislative process concerning the State of Washington’s supplemental budget took a rather dramatic turn... Read More

Feb

29

2012

No cut by the Senate

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

According to the experts, the period of economic tumult known as the Great Recession began in December 2007... Read More

Feb

22

2012

A positive step on the budget

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

I know that the series of reductions in the state allocation to Washington State University has created a real sense of apprehension among faculty and staff on our campuses... Read More

Oct

27

2011

President Floyd's statement in response to governor's budget

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The governor's proposed budget would have devastating consequences across our state with huge impacts on higher education... Read More

Sep

13

2011

Upcoming budget forecast

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

Yesterday, I was in Olympia discussing the state's economic outlook with the governor and key legislators. Based on those conversations... Read More

Jul

20

2011

Budget reduction plan

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

I am rapidly approaching my 15th year as a university President and I have never encountered the succession of budget reductions that we are experiencing as a higher education sector... Read More

Jun

6

2011

On the 3 percent pay cut

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

In the days since the Washington State Legislature passed its 2011-13 biennial budget, we have been studying the document ... Read More

May

27

2011

Tuition Recommendation

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The Washington State Legislature has completed its work on the 2011-13 biennial budget. That budget, as expected, includes a dramatic cut in WSU's state allocation... Read More

Apr

25

2011

Town Hall Meeting

Legislative and Budget Updates

Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly provided a legislative and budget update and took questions from the audience. View PDF View PDF

Apr

21

2011

Looking to a Special Session

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The 2011 regular session of the State Legislature is scheduled to adjourn Sunday. Because of the large number of bills... Read More

Apr

5

2011

House Budget Update

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

As I am sure you all know, the House has produced its budget for the 2011-13 biennium. While this is a significant step in a long process... Read More

Mar

31

2011

The Budget Timeline

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

Last week, Associate Vice President Colleen Kerr and I reported to the Board of Regents on the status of the current legislative session... Read More

Mar

17

2011

The New State Revenue Forecast

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

The latest revenue forecast issued by the Office of Financial Management on Thursday provides another dose of sobering news... Read More

Mar

11

2011

Town Hall Meeting

Legislative and Budget Updates

Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd and Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly provided a legislative and budget update and took questions from the audience. View PDF View PDF

Feb

24

2011

Budget Reduction Scenarios

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

As you know, our state's economy is not recovering as quickly as had been forecast. Based on the most recent revenue update, the reductions that Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed... Read More

Feb

23

2011

The Federal Budget Outlook

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

I know the vast majority of you are struggling with major funding issues in your state and are aware of the budget battles being waged in Washington, D.C. I want to provide you... Read More

Jan

25

2011

Looking at Budgetary Reserves

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

As all of you no doubt realize, these are extremely difficult times for our university. In fact, never have we seen times quite as financially perilous... Read More

Dec

16

2010

Next Step On The Budget

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

I would like to provide the university community with an update on the process by which we will implement the cuts in our state allocation for this fiscal year... Read More

Dec

14

2010

The Legislature's Special Session

Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D.

As many of you are aware, Gov. Christine Gregoire called a special session of the Washington Legislature last week to help address the projected $1.1 billion shortfall in state revenues... Read More

Oct

19

2010

Leaders identifying potential budget cuts

By James Tinney, WSU Today

Washington State University’s academic and administrative leaders have been asked to submit budget reduction plans designed to achieve universitywide budget cuts of... Read More

Oct

01

2010

Floyd and Bayly discuss budget with Faculty Senate

By Hope Belli Tinney, WSU Today

PULLMAN-It’s no longer a matter of combing the budget and red-lining anything that isn’t absolutely essential, though that is being done. After losing more than 25 percent of state funding since 2008, it’s now a matter of figuring out... Read More

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