Office of Government Relations

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

The 2017 Legislative Session began in January.  See the status of bills that impact Evergreen.

News and Updates from the Office of Governmental Relations

Fiscal Cutoff

Today, February 24th, marks the 47th day of session and the House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff. For those of you unfamiliar with the legislative session schedule, cutoff dates are deadlines placed throughout session. Bills that have not made sufficient progress at the cutoff date are considered “dead.”  Today’s cutoff date means that all bills must be passed out of their fiscal committees by the close of business.

Read more about Fiscal Cutoff.

College Affordability


In addition to Evergreen’s budget requests, the college participates in a system-wide focus on college affordability as a top priority for Evergreen this legislative session.  The State Need Grant, which provides funding to low-income students, is drastically underfunded. Over 25,000 students qualify for the grant, but do not receive funding. With over 50% of Evergreen students qualifying as low income, additional State Need Grant funding would be very impactful.

Read more about College Affordability.

Evergreen 2017 Fact Sheets

Performance Information