Freshman Rep. Marcie Maxwell, D-Renton, wants to create a brand-new college over in Bellevue, one that has the authority to issue bachelor degrees in education and applied sciences, at a minimum.
I wonder is she’s anticipating those $5-6 roundtrip tolls on the Highway 520 bridge and maybe Interstate 90 bridge, too. That would be a real handicap to Eastside kids who want to get a bachelor degree from the University of Washington main campus in Seattle, if they are commuting students.
At the same hearing, Tuesday at 10 a.m. before the House Higher Education Committee in House Hearing Room D, is House Bill 1467, the bill that would create a branch campus somewhere in Snohomish County. Everett, Marysville and others are still fighting over the location.
Here is a link to the full text of HB 1726, the Bellevue College bill.