Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that furloughs for state workers — which were set to begin in January — are being delayed, but he hasn’t given a new start date.
The governor, anticipating a slow economic recovery, likely will present lawmakers with a much-reduced conservative spending plan.
The University of Hawaii is already considering alternate sites such as high school stadiums for the 2021 football season.
Stress, anxiety and trauma have been compounded during an academic year unlike any other.
UPDATED: Degrees in languages, dance and other subjects are also among those on a preliminary chopping block to balance the budget.
The administration says it is in “triage” mode, facing $138 million in lost revenues.
The resolution gives university administrators broad support as difficult budget cuts loom but no specific reductions were made on Thursday.