Legislature approves funding for pharmacy building


State House and Senate budget conferees reached a final agreement on a proposal to fund a building to house the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. The agreement totals $33 million, including $28 million in government obligation, or G.O. bonds, and $5 million in revenue bonds.

“This project has been a collective effort from the very beginning and we want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this outcome possible,” said Chancellor Don Straney. “We’re especially grateful for the support we’ve received from the House and Senate, beginning with the efforts of our Hawaii Island delegation.”

The school was established in 2007, awarded its first degrees in 2011, and will graduate its fourth class in May.

A site has been selected for a permanent facility, which has already been planned and designed.

 

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