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State considers near $1 billion in Maui wildfire recovery costs

The Senate Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from Gov. Josh Green’s administrative officials about the state’s spending costs for the Maui wildfire recovery at the state Capitol on Tuesday.

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James Barros, administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, listened to questions on Tuesday.
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State Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, asks Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, questions during the meeting.
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General Adjutant Major General Kenneth Hara looking to James Barros, administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, while answering questions.
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State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim asks Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, about where donated money was allocated. Pictured next to her is State Sen. Mike Gabbard.
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A chart showing the Maui Wildfires Financial Status was projected on the wall as Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, left, spoke to the committee.
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Maui County Mayor Richard Bissen was in attendance on Tuesday.
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A chart showing the Maui Wildfires Financial Status was projected on the wall as Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, left, spoke to the committee.
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A chart showing the Maui Wildfires Financial Status was projected on the wall as Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, left, spoke to the committee.
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People listened to testimony from Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, via television outside of the packed room.
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Pictured is the Senate Ways and Means Committee are General Adjutant Major General Kenneth Hara and James Barros, administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
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Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, spoke to the committee.
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Luis Salaveria, Hawaii Director of Budget and Finance, appears via television outside of the packed room.

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