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The Washington State CapitolThe Evergreen State College Office of Government Relations works with state legislators, elected officials, and state agencies to advance the College’s legislative agenda.

College Resources

2014 Legislative Session
  • 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget
  • 2014 Supplemental Session Legislative Report
Evergreen: 2013 Fact Sheets

Performance Information

  • Washington Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force: Final Report (PDF)
  • Evergreen: Performance Plan Submitted and Accepted by the Office of Financial Management 2012 (PDF)
  • Washington: Statewide Public Baccalaureate Dashboard
  • Governor Inslee: Washington Results


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Governmental Relations News

  • 2014-07-24U.S. House Advances Higher Education Legislation

    This week the U.S. House of Representatives took action on two bills related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (HR 4983) eliminates the College Navigator and the accountability lists put forward by the U.S. Department of Education. The website and lists would be replaced by the […]

  • 2014-07-09Comparing Reauthorization Proposals

    The National College Access Network provides a comparison chart of the three emerging proposals to reauthorize the Higher Education Act:  U.S. Senate Democrats, U.S. Senate Republicans, and the U.S. House Republicans.

  • 2014-06-26Lead Democrat Releases Plan for HEA Reauthorization

    On the heels of the Republican release of their proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the Democrats released a “discussion draft” yesterday. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chair of the Senate education committee, released a draft proposal that will remain open for public comment through August 29.  In an outline of the proposal, the Senator […]

  • 2014-06-26Higher Education Act Reauthorization Proposals Emerge

    This week the Republicans in the House and Senate released proposals to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Senate Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the Republican  leader on the U.S. Senate education committee unveiled his plan for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.  Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) focused his proposals on changing federal student aid programs. Alexander’s legislation, […]

  • 2014-06-17Quarterly Revenue Forecast Released

    This afternoon the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released the June revenue forecast. The forecast shows that the general fund revenue forecast will increase by $157 million for 2013-15.The forecast for the 2015-17 biennium also increased by $238 million. The Washington economy continues to grow slowly,  with employment rising in most sectors except […]