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State attorney general seeks $10M to pay airport subcontractors

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “They’ve done exactly what we’ve asked them to do, and it’s very unfortunate. We want them to get paid, we want them to move forward, we want them to get back into circulation when it comes to doing more construction work. We don’t want these businesses to suffer, and that’s the key.”

    Ford Fuchigami

    The director of the Department of Transportation said two subcontractors reported they suffered such severe cash flow problems after the hangar job shut down that they were unable to pay their state taxes

State Attorney General Douglas Chin is asking lawmakers to earmark more than $10 million to settle claims by subcontractors who were never paid for materials or work they did on a Honolulu Airport cargo and maintenance hangar project that stalled in late 2015. Read more

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