West Hawaii Today – Legislatively Speaking

The Legislature passed a state budget that appropriates $14.1 billion in total operating funds for fiscal year 2018, i.e., July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Our House District 7 received over $130 million for infrastructure and additional funds to support organizations in our district that will improve the quality of life for our community. We have funds for our schools, highways, airports, harbors, hospitals, Hawaii Community College at Palamanui and Hapuna Beach State Park. The list of organizations include West Hawaii Mediation Center, Kipuka O Ke Ola, Ka Ahahui O Ka Nahelehele, Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, Habitat For Humanity, Waimea Nui Community Development Corporation, Kailapa Community Association, Hamakua Health Center, Hulihee Palace and Lai-o-Pua 2020.

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