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Bills would clip powers of UH board, president

By Mary Vorsino

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 31, 2013

~~<p>Following through on a pledge to pursue measures aimed at improving accountability and transparency at the University of Hawaii, Senate President Donna Mercado Kim introduced a package of bills Wednesday that would limit some of the UH president's powers in procurement, require Board of Regents members be trained about their own policies and on state laws and adjust how regents are selected.</p>
<p>Kim said the six bills confront the concerns and recommendations of a Senate panel convened last year to investigate a botched Stevie Wonder concert, which was to be a benefit for the cash-strapped athletic department but ended up costing the school more than $200,000 in an alleged scam.</p>
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Following through on a pledge to pursue measures aimed at improving accountability and transparency at the University of Hawaii, Senate President Donna Mercado Kim introduced a package of bills Wednesday that would limit some of the UH president's powers in procurement, require Board of Regents members be trained about their own policies and on state laws and adjust how regents are selected.

Kim said the six bills confront the concerns and recommendations of a Senate panel convened last year to investigate a botched Stevie Wonder concert, which was to be a benefit for the cash-strapped athletic department but ended up costing the school more than $200,000 in an alleged scam. Login for more...



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