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State senators grill University of Hawaii on salary funding details

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                                Hawaii state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, chairwoman of the Committee on Higher Education, listened to testimony Friday during a University of Hawaii budget hearing.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, chairwoman of the Committee on Higher Education, listened to testimony Friday during a University of Hawaii budget hearing.

University of Hawaii officials Friday were unable to answer pointed questions from state senators about who should pay for what could be more than $14 million worth of “fringe” employee benefits for an estimated 1,076 UH salaried positions paid through tuitions rather than the state’s general fund. Read more

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