Today the Washington Legislature took action on a biennial capital budget. The Governor is expected to sign the capital budget along with the operating budget on Sunday.
The biennial capital budget passed by the Senate and the House provides $15.267 million for Evergreen’s capital program. This level of funding was below the budget originally passed by the Senate but above the budget passed by the House.
Over the next biennium Evergreen receives funding for three projects: (1) Science Lab I – Basement Renovation ($1.805 million), (2) Science Lab II – Second Floor Renovation ($4.694 million), and (3) Lecture Hall Renovation – Design ($1.308 million).
In addition the budget includes funding for minor works preservation and preventative maintenance.
Though the final capital budget represents approximately half of what Evergreen requested for the biennium, the funding provided allows the College to continue to move forward on critical capital projects over the next two years.