The presidents of Washington’s six public universities have a deal for state legislators in Olympia. They would hold back on tuition increases for two years. In return, the Legislature would spend an additional $225 million on higher education. Will legislators agree? Adding to the money woes is the mandate from the state Supreme Court to amply fund K-12 education — meaning even less money making its way to public colleges and universities. We discuss funding higher education in 2013 with University of Washington President Michael Young.
Also this hour: the Seahawks face the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs on Sunday. Sportswriter Art Thiel joins us to assess their chances. Plus, a wet and cold weather forecast from state climatologist Nick Bond.