June 20, 2013 | Volume 117 Number 9

Eastern hopes for good budget news

While state budget negotiations haven’t moved much past the impasse setting in Olympia, officials at Eastern Washington University retain some degree of confidence that budget numbers for funding higher education won’t move much off the original proposals.

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A budget overview presentation given to the university’s board of trustees at their May 16 meeting indicated proposals from the House and Senate were relatively close for the 2013-2015 biennium, with the former at $73.63 million and the latter at just over $75 million. While those figures represent only 33 percent of Eastern’s ope...

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