UW Human Rights Center Gets Green Light, Though No Gas Money

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In a week in which the legislature passed its everything-but-marriage-bill and Barack Obama released the CIA torture memos but said he opposes prosecution of those who enacted the policies, the House passed the bill creating a human rights center at the UW. (We wrote about the bill when it was introduced).

Since it was amended slightly, it goes back to the Senate, which already passed it, for a formality concurrence vote, but it looks like the UW will get its center--as soon as it can find some money for it. The $1 million fiscal note was stripped from the bill, but bill-supporter Peter Jackson (a Crosscut contributor and the son Scoop and Helen Jackson (the current human rights chair is named after the latter) said that the legislative approval should help with fundraising.

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