John Pritchett


Despite criticism of University of Hawaii operations by numerous lawmakers, State Rep. Mark Takai recently proposed legislation that would provide the intercollegiate athletic program at UH Manoa with a one-time $10 million cash infusion. “UH athletics is not only the front porch of our University, but also the marquee brand for Hawaii,” Takai said in a statement to the press. “To be a relevant and competitive program, the operating budget needs to grow to $40 million.” While cartoonist John Pritchett doesn’t necessarily have the greatest faith in the quality of UH sports teams, he’s afraid taxpayers will be the real losers.

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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