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Budget proposals released, Senate honors Yoshiwara, session passes another cutoff

February 25, 2022

Following last week's strong state revenue forecast announcement, House and Senate budget writers Monday released their versions of the supplemental operating budget. The House also released its version of the capital budget. The Senate honored Jan Yoshiwara on Tuesday with a resolution ahead of her July 31 retirement, thanking her for her 44 years of service to the community and technical college system. >>

Session opens with hearings on student support, financial aid, budgets

January 14, 2022

The Legislature on Monday picked up where it left off in 2021 — remotely. While already planning to hold hearings by Zoom, the House and Senate decided recently to limit the number of people allowed on chambers' floor, close the public galleries, and move floor debates and votes to a hybrid format. >>

College system bills moving as fiscal committees wrap up work today

April 02, 2021

House and Senate fiscal committees will wrap up their work today after a week of hours-long meetings to hear public testimony and vote on bills. Committee members this week heard community and technical college-focused bills on diversity, equity and inclusion, computer science bachelor's degrees, equity and access, supporting students experiencing homelessness, and the Customized Training Program. >>

Bills on transcripts, diversity and equity work heard as committees continue their work

January 29, 2021

Community and technical college trustees and college and university regents Thursday joined forces for the annual College Promise Coalition Day on the Hill. In Zoom meetings with representatives and senators, they asked that the Legislature avoid budget cuts to higher education, protect investments made through the Workforce Education Investment Act, and invest in higher education to help in the state's economic recovery. >>

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Legislative News is published weekly during the legislative session by the staff of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to highlight issues impacting the two-year college system.

SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 337,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at SBCTC.edu or email us a SBCTCCommunications@sbctc.edu

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