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Locke may kill funding for Riverpoint project; Veto of $31.6 million for new building possible;

This morning, Richard Roesler of the Spokesman Review reported that Locke may kill funding for Riverpoint project, which would spend $31.6 million this year to build the shell of a combination library, classroom and office building at Washington State University’s downtown Riverpoint campus.

But Locke, who months ago proposed $6.6 million toward the project, is considering a line-item veto, which means WSU would get nothing for the project this year.

Spokane Mayor Jim West has reportedly called Locke’s office. WSU president V. Lane Rawlins and regent Bill Marler wrote a letter Tuesday. Regent Chris Marr has been talking to Locke’s staff. Marr said in Spokane Wednesday that Locke was concerned about WSU’s commitment to the nursing program at Riverpoint.