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Abercrombie announces $147 million in capital spending

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:41 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2012



Gov. Neil Abercrombie says the state has allotted $147 million in capital improvement spending for various state projects, including $75 million to fix roofs, plumbing and electrical systems in Hawaii schools.

The governor said Wednesday that the projects are part of a strategy to stimulate the state’s economy by generating job opportunities and kick-starting work that needs to get done. 

The funds released include $12.5 million to build athletic facilities at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, $7.1 million for an electronic system for medical records and $12 million to buy land near Maui’s airport.

Abercrombie said the state will also spend $8 million to replace the roof and deck at the state Capitol. 






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