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Eastern's board of trustees receives budget overview


During its May 12 meeting, the Eastern Washington University board of trustees went over the first readings of the university’s 2017-19 biennial operating budget.

The budget revenue for the biennium is estimated at roughly $537.16 million. Expenses are estimated at roughly $529.38 million.

The proposed funding level for 2017-19 from the Senate is over $115.26 while the House of Representatives’ proposal is over $119.11 million.

The budget is based on a projected enrollment of 10,651 students, which has remained relatively flat since 2013. Eighty-two percent of enrollment is in-state...

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