Governor Inslee's 2023-25 Budget Proposals

Dec 27, 2022

The Governor released his budget proposals for the 2023-25 biennium. These proposed budgets include nearly all of Evergreen's budget requests for the biennium.

Operating Budget

  • Compensation
  • Enrollment and Student Success ($1.3 million)
  • Corrections Education ($1 million)
  • Modernization ($2.3 million)

Capital Budget

  • Full funding of the Seminar I Major Renovation ($25 million)
  • Minor works

While this budget proposal is the first step in the process, it is a good sign that Evergreen's priorities have been included. The legislature will convene on January 9th, 2023 for the beginning of a 105 day legislative session. House and Senate budget proposals are expected sometime in March. While revenue forecasts are looking good, compensation requests to keep up with inflation will likely strain the legislature's ability to spend on new initiatives.