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Office of Government Relations


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

2015-17 Legislative Session
  • 2015-17 Biennial Operating Budget: Full Request and Individual Decision Packages
  • 2015-17 Biennial Capital Budget & Ten Year Capital Plan (PDF)
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

Governmental Relations News

  • 2014-11-19House Democrats Keep Current Leadership

    There will be little change this session in the leadership of the Washington House Democratic Caucus. House Democrats elected their leadership team this week: Representative Frank Chopp – House Speaker Representative Pat Sullivan – Majority Leader Representative Eric Pettigrew – Majority Caucus Chair Representative Kevin Van De Wege – Majority Whip Representative Kris Lytton – […]

  • 2014-10-13Evergreen Submits Biennial Budget

    Late last week Evergreen along with other state agencies and higher education institutions submitted the College’s 2015-17 biennial operating and capital budgets to the Office of Financial Management (OFM). OFM anticipates the arrival of 165 agency budget requests for consideration in the development of the Governor’s biennial budget proposal due in December. Operating Budget Evergreen’s […]

  • 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 […]