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HOUSE PROPOSED 2013-15 BIENNIAL BUDGETS

The House proposed 2013-15 biennial budgets were released on April 10, 2013.  Now the Legislature needs to agree on a conference or compromise budget, which will be signed by the respective legislative leaders and then sent to the Governor for signature. The last day for regular session is April 28, 2013.

Operating Budget

The House proposed 2013-15 operating budget includes the following major actions:

  • Tuition growth of up to 5% per year.
  • Provides $6.8M for expansion of medical education and associated biomedical research.
  • Grants $2.0M to support the WSU College of Engineering in increasing the number of engineering graduates by 425 students.
  • Provides $3.4M in new funding, plus $5.0M of existing appropriations (total $8.4M) targeted for expansion of computer science and engineering enrollment.
  • Adds a new step "M" for classified employees.
  • Reduces state employee funding rate for health insurance from $800/mo. to $782/mo. and $791/mo. respectively in each year of the biennium.
  • Eliminates $3.7M in STARS funding shared by UW and WSU.
  • Increases funding of State Need Grant ($36.9M) and College Bound scholarships ($50.7M).
  • Prohibits WSU from using state appropriations to support intercollegiate athletics.

 

Capital Budget

The House 2013-15 capital budget recommendations include:

  • Clean Technology Laboratory building - $52.9M in state construction funds for WSU's highest priority. (The request was $55.2M.)
  • Plant Sciences building ($500K) and the Plant Growth (Greenhouse) Facilities ($225K) - funds predesign costs for these two facilities.
  • Troy Hall Renovation - $2M for partial cost of design. (The request was $4.35M.)
  • Minor Works Preservation - $31.9M.
  • WSU Prosser research station - partial construction funding to expand the Viticulture/Enology Facility ($2.79M, request was $3.5M) and the Agricultural Technology Building addition ($2.1M, request was $2.5M).
  • Preventative Maintenance & Building System Repairs - $10.115M; continues the transfer of ordinary facility maintenance expenditures from the operating budget to capital fund sources.
  • $10M for design-build of Everett University Center Building.
  • Appropriates $94K of WSU local funds to OFM for WSU's prorated share of a higher education institutional facilities study.

Overall sources of funding for the capital budget: state, $77.602M; WSU local funds (cash), $35M; total $112.602M.

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