Important Dates for 2017 Legislative Session

September 14, 2016
Photo: Aerial shot of the campus mall

Hard to believe that the 2017 legislative session is right around to the corner. To help you prepare, we thought we would provide a couple of important dates that you should know in the lead up to January.

  • Friday, September 16 – EWU submits final operating and capital budget requests to the governor (post on this coming soon).
  • Saturday, October 1 – Announcement of capital project final scores and prioritized list. While this does not define whether or not the science building will be funded, this is an important milestone that shows where the governor’s office thinks the science building ranks compared to other higher education capital budget requests.
  • Mid-December – Governor releases operating and capital budget. House and senate budget negotiators will use this as a starting place in building their budgets this winter. Unlike the house and senate, the governor does not have to submit a balanced budget.
  • Monday, January 9, 2017 – First day of 2017 legislative session.