Governor unveils supplemental budget

Governor unveils supplemental budget

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige unveiled his supplemental budget proposal Monday.

“Last year’s biennium budget invested in programs that have helped us address our state’s biggest problems. Evidence shows that we’ve made progress in many of our high-priority areas, while being smart about managing taxpayer dollars,” said Ige.

Some of the budget highlights:

Education

w $150 million in capital improvement projects to improve public school facilities.

Homelessness

w $15 million for Housing First, Rapid Re-Housing, housing subsidies, homeless outreach services and other homeless initiatives.

Sustainable Hawaii

w $8.7 million for State Parks infrastructure and improvements.

Other highlights:

w $69 million in revenue bonds for a Kona International Airport permanent federal inspection station.

“We see progress on complex issues, and this budget aligns our values and programs with those actions we know will make a difference,” Ige said.

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The Garden Island

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