Higher Education

Baumgartner pleased with higher-education funding in Senate budget proposal Sen. Michael Baumgartner is cheering the fact that the supplemental budget proposed by the state Senate today continues a moratorium on tuition increases at state colleges and universities. The 6th District senator, who serves as vice chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, says today’s announcement reaffirms to students... Read More...
Baumgartner pleased with WSU decision to give use of Riverpoint building to EWU In a letter sent to Senate Republican leaders, Washington State University President Elson Floyd announced that WSU would be transferring the use of phase 1 of the university building at Spokane’s Riverpoint campus to full use by Eastern Washington University. In response, Spokane <a href=”http://www.senatorbaumgartner.com”>Sen. Michael Baumgartner</a> released this statement:... Read More...
Baumgartner joins Senate in honoring retiring EWU president Rodolfo Arévalo Spokane Sen. Michael Baumgartner stood and applauded alongside his colleagues today after the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8684, honoring the outgoing president of Eastern Washington University, Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo. “It’s an incredible privilege to have Eastern in the 6th Legislative District and an even greater honor to have such an... Read More...
Baumgartner praises budget agreement for no college tuition increase Budget leaders in Olympia announced an agreement today that will end the second special legislative session and allow state government to remain operational. While details are still being released, Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, says he’s pleased that the final product includes a substantial increase in higher education funding and a... Read More...
Session Update: The end is near! The state budget should have been passed months ago, but I’m optimistic that it will be passed by the end of this week. It won’t by any means be a great budget, but hopefully it will be done. Here’s a quick update. Thanks to the recent economic forecast which left the... Read More...
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