Support for UH programs, new stadium development

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Capitol Connection, Featured
TEAM SPIRIT: UH Mānoa and UH Hilo athletics received increased funding support, as well as UH Cancer Center research and the Pamantasan Council to increase Filipino student enrollment in the UH system.

TEAM SPIRIT: UH Mānoa and UH Hilo athletics received increased funding support, as well as UH Cancer Center research and the Pamantasan Council to increase Filipino student enrollment in the UH system.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I

The governor also signed three bills supporting various UH programs: HB 1547 (Act 264), appropriating $4 million for UH Mānoa and UH Hilo student athletes, operations and team travel. HB654 (Act 265) funds UH Cancer Center research on the high incidence of liver and bile duct cancer in Hawai‘i. SB1418 (Act 266) funds two positions for the UH Pamantasan Council (“pamantasan” is a Filipino word for “higher education”) to increase Filipino student enrollment in the UH system.

STADIUM DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

• HB1586 (Act 268) establishes a Stadium Development District and appropriates funding for the construction of a new stadium and complementary mixed-use land development that will help generate revenue for the state and create a world-class multi-purpose facility. The Stadium Authority will work with the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA) to facilitate the process. “Recent events such as the Bruno Mars concerts and the upcoming professional football pre-season game featuring the L.A. Rams and Dallas Cowboys make it clear we need to invest in a new facility to serve our state,” said Governor Ige.

Read more in the August Capitol Connection newsletter

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