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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

  • 2014-04-03Governor Inslee Signs Legislation to Ease Transition for Student Veterans

    This afternoon Governor Inslee signed into law two pieces of legislation that will ease the transition from military service to higher education. Senate Bill 5318 removes the one-year waiting period for veterans or active members of the military for purposes of eligibility for resident tuition and Senate Bill 5969 provides for awarding academic credit for […]

  • 2014-04-01Governor Signs Legislation to Improve Business Practices and Reporting for Higher Education

    This afternoon Governor Inslee signed into law legislation to make changes to business practices resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness for Washington’s public baccalaureate institutions and community and technical colleges (HB 2613). The bill provides higher education institutions permissive authority to prorate paychecks for faculty on nine-month appointments and change payroll frequency from semi-monthly to […]

  • 2014-04-09Hundreds of TRiO Students Convene at Evergreen; Elected Officials Engage Students

    Throughout the day high school and college students from across Washington could be seen crossing The Evergreen State College campus to to engage with elected officials and workshop speakers at the Washington State TRiO Conference. The morning opened with a welcome address by President Purce who introduced the opening keynote U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6th). […]

  • 2014-03-14Legislature Sine Die; Final Actions of the 2014 Supplemental Session

    The Washington State Legislature ended the 2014 supplemental session this evening. The Legislature formerly sine die around 11:30 p.m. The Legislature began work this morning and spent a long day moving the budget and a series of bills. Among the bills advanced to the Governor’s desk was legislation to provide in-state tuition for veterans (SB […]

  • 2014-03-14Legislature Advances Conference Budget

    This afternoon the Washington Legislature released a final conference supplemental operating budget. The final supplemental operating budget would boost the state’s $33.6 billion dollar budget by approximately $155.1 million. Of the $155.1 million over half  ($89.2 million) is associated with changes to maintenance level caseloads and adjustments based on current law requirements. This includes $12 […]