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May 03, 2017

House Passes $14.1B State Budget, Includes $63M for Kīhei HS

Major items include: $63M for a new Kīhei High School on Maui; $1.8M for the Hawaiʻi Promise Program; and $23M to acquire 500 acres of ag land in Central Oʻahu.
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April 19, 2017

State Budget Negotiations Underway

Early agreement on items included funds for Medicaid increases, telehealth, and housing
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March 17, 2017

$63 Million For Kīhei High Included in House Budget

The State House passed a proposed budget that includes $63 million for the next phase of construction for Kīhei High School.
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March 10, 2017

House Finance Committee Proposes Conservative Budget

The House Finance Committee said soft economic projections raise caution, but that all core programs retain funding.
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April 20, 2016

Legislative Conference Committee Begins Budget Negotiations

Early agreement on a number of budget items included $10 million in FY2017 for the state’s Open Doors program to help low-income families pay for preschool.
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April 20, 2015

Money Committees to Begin Final Review of State Budget

The House and Senate money committees will begin conference committee meetings on House Bill 500, relating to the state budget on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
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March 23, 2015

State Budget Supports Agricultural Initiatives

A state budget recently passed by the House (HB500, HD1) has provided $220,812 for four new positions in the Pesticides Branch of the state Department of Agriculture to oversee and enforce the use of pesticides.
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December 22, 2014

Ige Outlines Proposed Biennium Budget for 2015-2017

The budget has already been submitted to the State Legislature for review and includes a $25.77 billion operating budget over two years. The financing represents and increase of 4% in 2015-2016 and an 8.2% increase in 2016-2017 over current levels.
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April 29, 2014

Hawaiʻi Legislature Passes State Budget

House lawmakers released a list of highlights from HB1700 that includes $3 million in special funds to establish a national pollutant discharge elimination system and municipal separate storm water system permit for the Maui District of the Department of Transportation.
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April 16, 2014

Conference Committees to Begin Negotiations on State Budget

House and Senate conferees meet tomorrow to begin negotiations on a final version of the state budget bill.
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December 16, 2013

Governor Submits Supplemental Budget to State Legislature

Governor Neil Abercrombie presented his version of the 2013 to 2015 biennium budget to the state Legislature today, along with an updated financial plan through 2019.
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May 01, 2013

Souki Highlights Progress as 2013 Session Nears End

"With the actions we have taken today, our kupuna will be better protected from financial abuse and better supported by a variety of programs and services," said Rep. Souki in a press release announcing key bills that gained passage.
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April 24, 2013

Maui CIP Projects Included in Legislative Draft Budget

The conference draft includes full funding for the operation of a lieutenant governor's office on Maui, a new Central Maui Regional Sport Complex, airport and harbor improvements in Kahului, and multiple stream/bridge rehabilitation projects in East Maui.
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April 12, 2013

Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Key Budget Items

House and Senate lawmakers reached agreements on several budget related items during their first conference committee meeting of the 2013 session on Thursday, officials said.
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March 28, 2013

Ways and Means Includes Sequestration Funds in Budget

In the senate version of the bill, there is a $25 million set aside for sequestration contingencies to account for federal spending reductions.
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