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Tuition still a target to fund repairs

The University of Hawaii's regents are exploring options as they tackle a maintenance backlog

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 17, 2014

~~<p>The University of Hawaii's controversial plan to divert tuition revenue toward its massive repair and maintenance backlog flopped at the Legislature, with lawmakers instead authorizing state bonds for less than a quarter of the money UH said it needed to start fast-tracking the work.</p>
<p>&quot;We have, really, a situation where we need to think hard about how we want to proceed going forward,&quot; UH Chief Financial Officer Howard Todo told the Board of Regents this week. &quot;It's something we can't ignore, but we're somewhat inhibited by funding because we can't do a whole lot without the funds.&quot;</p>
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The University of Hawaii's controversial plan to divert tuition revenue toward its massive repair and maintenance backlog flopped at the Legislature, with lawmakers instead authorizing state bonds for less than a quarter of the money UH said it needed to start fast-tracking the work.

"We have, really, a situation where we need to think hard about how we want to proceed going forward," UH Chief Financial Officer Howard Todo told the Board of Regents this week. "It's something we can't ignore, but we're somewhat inhibited by funding because we can't do a whole lot without the funds." Login for more...



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