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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 Operating 2015-17 Capital Other
House Proposed Biennial Budget Proposed Biennial Budget
Governor Proposed Biennial Budget Proposed Biennial Budget
Evergreen Biennial Budget Request Biennial Budget Request

2015-17 Legislative Request

Individual Decision Packages

2015 Legislative Bill Tracking
Evergreen: 2015 Fact Sheets

Performance Information

  • Washington Statewide PublicBaccalaureate Dashboard
  • Washington Results
  • Earnings Information for Washington Graduates Employed in Washington
  • Washington Higher Education Finance Report
  • Evergreen Economic Impact Study (January 2013)
  • Washington Technical Incentive Funding Model Task Force: Final Report 2013 (PDF)
  • Evergreen: Performance Plan Submitted and Accepted by the Office of Financial Management 2012 (PDF)

Governmental Relations News

  • 2015-03-29House Proposes Capital Budget

    On Friday, the Washington House released a proposed biennial capital budget for higher education. The House’s capital budget provides funding for several projects across higher education. This includes funding for three projects at Evergreen – Lecture Hall Renovation Construction, Lab I Basement Construction funding, and Seminar I Renovation Predesign.  The budget also provides authorization to […]

  • 2015-03-29House Releases Operating Budget

    Yesterday morning the Washington House released a proposed 2015-17 biennial operating budget.  The budget provides $2.4 billion in policy increases, responds to the $2.4 billion maintenance level shortfall and provides a $341 million ending funding balance. The budget includes policy increases for increased costs of K-12 health benefits and a COLA ($356 million), enhancements to […]

  • 2015-03-27House Postpones Hearing On Budget

    Late this afternoon the House postponed the public hearing and executive session on the proposed biennial operating budget. The proposed operating budget, along with the proposed capital budget, will still be released tomorrow, March 27 at 11:30. Both budgets are now scheduled to have a public hearing on Monday, March 30 with an executive session […]

  • 2015-03-26Next Week Deadlines and Money

    Next  week the House and Senate will continue to advance policy legislation forward in the process. Both chambers have until April 1 to advance policy bills to either a fiscal committee or the floor of the opposite chamber. The House and Senate Higher Education committees will each meet once to take final action on any […]

  • 2015-03-26House Higher Education Committee Hears Tuition Reduction Legislation

    This morning the House Higher Education Committee took up two bills that would reduce tuition at Washington’s public universities and colleges. Senate Bill 5954 creates the College Affordability Program (CAP), removing tuition-setting authority for resident undergraduate students for the public baccalaureate institutions. Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, tuition fees for resident undergraduates, under SB […]