Gov. Green offers first budget after wildfires on Maui

Lindsey Wasson / Associated Press

Wilted palm trees line a destroyed property in Lahaina, Hawai‘i, on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. Recovery efforts continue after the August wildfire that swept through the Lahaina community on Hawaiian island of Maui, the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century.

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Gov. Josh Green on Monday said he was requesting $425 million from lawmakers during the next fiscal year to help Maui recover from August’s wildfires, and millions more to reduce the risk of wildfires statewide.