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UH construction needs scrutiny


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 21, 2013

~~<p>The heated debate over how much budgetary independence the University of Hawaii should have &mdash; an issue that recently has reached a boiling point &mdash; has persisted for the better part of a decade. It's been a tug-of-war based on trust, or the lack of it, and recent problems suggest lawmakers must consider tighter controls.</p>
<p>Here's the history: Proposals for greater UH autonomy stalled during the contentious era under President Evan Dobelle, but finally became law in 2005. That's when then-Gov. Linda Lingle enjoyed good working relations with David McClain after he took the helm at the university.</p>
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The heated debate over how much budgetary independence the University of Hawaii should have — an issue that recently has reached a boiling point — has persisted for the better part of a decade. It's been a tug-of-war based on trust, or the lack of it, and recent problems suggest lawmakers must consider tighter controls.

Here's the history: Proposals for greater UH autonomy stalled during the contentious era under President Evan Dobelle, but finally became law in 2005. That's when then-Gov. Linda Lingle enjoyed good working relations with David McClain after he took the helm at the university. Login for more...



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