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SEC Resolution on Legislative Budget

Whereas, The State of Hawai`i is currently projecting a surplus of $632.6 million for 2006-7; and

Whereas, The Governor and Legislature agree that surplus funds should be designated for higher and lower education; and

Whereas, The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa is facing a severe funding crisis owing to the need to maintain, repair and renew its aging physical plant and owing to projected steep rises in the costs of utilities, especially electricity, water and sewer; and

Whereas, well-maintained physical plant and adequate resources for utilities are vital to the mission of the University; be it

Resolved, That the Mānoa Faculty Senate respectfully urges that an adequate portion of the projected State of Hawai`i budget surplus be used to address repair and maintenance issues on UH campuses with a view to improving the resource efficiency of the physical plant of the University and enable it to reduce its consumption of vital water and energy resources


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