The new building under construction to house much of the College of Pharmacy in Spokane was allocated the second half of its construction funding April 11 when the Washington Legislature passed the state’s capital budget.

“The capital budget, approved by the legislature in the early morning hours today, will allow us to move forward to finish construction of the Biomedical and Health Sciences Building in Spokane, our top priority in our capital budget,” WSU President Elson S. Floyd wrote in his online perspectives column. “It also funds new engineering laboratory equipment in Pullman, Everett and Bremerton.”

The president’s entire column can be found at:

After approving funding for one-half the building’s construction in 2011, the Washington Legislature approved a capital budget April 11 that includes a mechanism for funding the second half of the construction.