- Associated Press - Saturday, February 4, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A University of Arizona official says the campus has $350 million of deferred maintenance and that price tag could top $1 billion in the next decade if much of the current needs aren’t resolved soon.

The Arizona Daily Star (https://goo.gl/nVJQZZ ) reports that Gregg Goldman recently told the state Board of Regents that deferred maintenance represents a “ticking time bomb” that could create an emergency situation.

Goldman is senior vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer. He says he’s encouraged that Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget would allow universities to recapture sales taxes that they pay and use the money to help pay for maintenance needs.

The university has already experienced facility problems, including collapsed concrete near the student union and an electrical fire and outage at the hospital.

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