House Approves $200 Million for Maui Community Correctional Center

March 16, 2016, 4:54 PM HST · Updated March 17, 6:00 AM
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Maui Community Correctional Center. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Community Correctional Center. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The state house today approved more than $200 million in funds for renovations at the Maui Community Correctional Center in Wailuku, according to an announcement from the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives.

The funding is the largest appropriation among a list of Capital Improvement Projects approved by the House for the Central Maui district.

The second largest appropriation was $10.65 million for two CIP projects at Kahului Harbor including: $150,000 to install bathroom facilities (DLNR) and $10,500,000 to provide for safer, more efficient use of operational areas.

The second largest appropriation was $10.65 million for two CIP projects at Kahului Harbor including: $150,000 to install bathroom facilities (DLNR) and $10,500,000 to provide for safer, more efficient use of operational areas. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The second largest appropriation was $10.65 million for two CIP projects at Kahului Harbor including: $150,000 to install bathroom facilities (DLNR) and $10,500,000 to provide for safer, more efficient use of operational areas. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Another significant allocation was $6,915,000 to improve terminal facilities at Kahului Airport.

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“The updated facilities will enhance everyone’s experiences using the airport and, hopefully, encourage return visitors,” said Representative Justin Woodson (Kahului, Pu‘unēnē, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani) in a press release announcement.

Rep. Woodson said the appropriations are part of the House’s current state budget proposal.  “The Maui delegation and I worked hard to gradually upgrade and improve facilities throughout Central Maui,” he said.  “We’re making good progress thus far.”

Another appropriation includes $2 million for highway entrance design and planning of the Central Maui Sports Complex, the first phase of which opened over the weekend.

Kahului Airport. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Another significant allocation was $6,915,000 to improve terminal facilities at Kahului Airport.

Other projects on the list are: $2 million to Maui High School for the renovation and expansion of the school’s band buildings; $2 million for ground and site improvements as well as equipment and appurtenances at Central Maui parks; $2 million to repave portions of the track and facility improvements at the Maui Raceway Park in Puʻunēnē; and $525,000 was added to FY16 to the Maui Youth and Family Services.

A statewide appropriation of $30 million was included in the budget proposal for heat abatement at DOE schools.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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