U.H. Cancer Center Denied Legislative Funding

May 9, 2016

Dr. Jerris Hedges, interim director of the U.H. Cancer Center and dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (with Cancer Center behind him), says lawmakers did not provide additional funds as requested.
Credit Wayne Yoshioka

The legislature passed 275 bills and appropriated more than 7 billion dollars in state general funds before it adjourned last week.    But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one state-funded program did not receive a single cent of what it asked for.