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Maui wildfire recovery costs prompt state spending cuts

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 16
                                Gov. Josh Green recently informed leaders of all state agencies that he is using his emergency power to redirect $173 million in appropriations for about two dozen projects and programs, including long-overdue repairs to a leaky Hawai‘i Convention Center roof. Seen here, damage caused by rains under exterior planters above the parking garage of the convention center in March.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / MARCH 16

    Gov. Josh Green recently informed leaders of all state agencies that he is using his emergency power to redirect $173 million in appropriations for about two dozen projects and programs, including long-overdue repairs to a leaky Hawai‘i Convention Center roof. Seen here, damage caused by rains under exterior planters above the parking garage of the convention center in March.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER
                                <strong>$45M</strong>
                                Teacher housing production (out of $50 million)

    STAR-ADVERTISER

    $45M

    Teacher housing production (out of $50 million)

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                <strong>$15M</strong>
                                State park improvements (out of $25 million)

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    $15M

    State park improvements (out of $25 million)

State budget officials are scraping together a big pile of cash previously budgeted for a wide range of uses to instead pay for mounting Maui wildfire recovery expenses. Read more

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