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State Appropriations
$ in millions
WSU Request BudgetGovernor's Proposed Budget
2023-25 Maintenance level $596.9$607.2
Institute for NW Energy Futures -$7.7
Nursing Reaccreditation
Public Health $2.5$2.5
Preventative Maintenance Fund Shift -$10.1
Retention and Compensation$35.5$28.2
Funding for Ruckelshaus Center $1.2$1.2
Social Work $1.6-
Other -$2.7
Total 2023-25 Biennial Budget (State Appropriations) $642.2$664.0

Governor Inslee’s Proposed 2023-25 Operating Budget

Governor Jay Inslee released his biennial budget for Washington on December 14th. The Legislature will convene for a Regular Session on January 9, 2023, which will run 105 days, to deliberate on state budget proposals and other bills.

The Governor’s proposed budget includes the following items for Washington State University:

  • $20 million of WSU’s $34.5 million request for compensation enhancements for faculty, professional staff, and graduate students. Funding was also provided for compensation enhancements for classified staff in FY24 and FY25.
  • $4.4 million to provide ongoing funding for recent salary adjustments and for equipment replacement for the College of Nursing, fully funding WSU’s request, which will bolster reaccreditation efforts for the college.
  • $3 million to fully fund WSU’s request to establish a new bachelor’s degree program in public health.
  • $1.2 million for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center, which will support core operations.
  • $7.7 million to establish the Institute for Northwest Energy Figures at the WSU Tri-Cities campus.
  • $10.1 million in state funding is restored to the operating budget that was previously allocated from capital funds to support preventative maintenance and operations costs for WSU facilities.
  • $850,000 to fully fund WSU’s request for maintenance and operations of the Vancouver Life Sciences Building that is currently under construction.

Further details on the Governor’s proposed 2023-25 operating budget can be found on the Office of Financial Management website.