Baker and McKelvey Host Legislative Talk Story Events

May 9, 2014, 8:43 PM HST · Updated May 12, 9:07 AM
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Rep. Angus McKelvey (left) and Sen. Roz Baker (right). File photos by Wendy Osher.

Rep. Angus McKelvey (left) and Sen. Roz Baker (right). File photos by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

State Senator Roz Baker, and Representative Angus McKelvey will jointly host two talk story sessions to update community members of bills that passed this session, and answer questions on specific measures.

The End of Session Wrap Up and Talk Story events are scheduled on Monday, May 12, at the Kīhei Charter School campus on Līpoa Street; and Tuesday, May 13, at the West Maui Senior Center.

Both sessions run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Among the items to be highlighted will the House Bill 1700, the supplemental budget bill that includes $500 million for more than 80 capital improvement projects in Maui County.

The budget bill calls for $130 million for ground and site improvements for a new high school in Kīhei; $2.5 million for a new middle school in Central Maui; $20 million for land acquisition at Līpoa Point; and $72.6 million for land acquisition to build a highway that runs from Kīhei to Upcountry Maui.

Senator Baker, who represents District 6, which includes South and West Maui commented in a press release announcement saying, “HB1700 CD1 contains funding for the executive departments in addition to all the capital improvement projects and grants-in-aid funded by the Legislature.”

Representative McKelvey, who represents District 10, which includes West Maui, Māʻalaea, and North Kīhei also commented saying, “Since the beginning of the session, we’ve worked collaboratively on measures that would positively affect our Maui ʻohana.  Many of the ideas we discussed and debated this session are awaiting action by the governor and some measures we passed have already become law.”

The meetings are free and open to the public.

 

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