Governor David Ige announced his administration’s proposal to amend DHHL’s operating budget request for fiscal year 2017 from $9.6 million to $23.5 million in general funding, $17.8 million provided directly to DHHL and $5.7 million to Budget & Finance to cover fringe benefits for DHHL employees. The Governor’s message also included a recommended level of $17.1 million in general funds to reimburse DHHL for administrative and operating expenses paid in FY 16, the current fiscal year, with departmental resources including special and trust funds. This comes following a court order to make sufficient sums available to DHHL for its administrative and operating expenses.
Gov. David Ige is proposing a funding plan that is consistent with the State Constitution requirement to provide sufficient funding for administrative and operating expenses for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (article XII, section 1).
Hawaiian Electric Co. asked the state Thursday to approve a $340 million smart-grid system that would improve reliability, allow for increased use of renewable energy sources and give customers more control over their electrical use.
Citing higher property tax valuations this year, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa said that he is proposing that the property tax rate in all categories remain flat this year, during his annual budget presentation before County Council members today.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce a free public viewing of the Solar Impulse 2. The public will be able to view the aircraft and meet the crew that’s making the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane. The viewing is scheduled at the following location and time
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks is making multiple improvements from March through November at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, on Walker Ave. Work will include the repair, repaving and striping of the park entry, roadways and parking areas; replacement of connecting sidewalks; renovations to the comfort station including a new foot rinsing area. The day use pathway will be replaced with a new concrete pathway; new and replacement picnic tables; and the construction of a new accessible picnic table and pathway in the upper parking area.
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announced that due to the flooding at the Maui DMVL Service Center last week, the location for the Philippine Consulate Outreach has been moved.
During an appropriations hearing today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julian Castro, to recognize the need for resources to support homeless families in Hawai‘i and address the housing shortage. In response, Secretary Castro pledged that Hawai‘i would receive its “fair share” of federal resources and reiterated his commitment to addressing homelessness in Hawai‘i.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives
Public input is requested on water issues and solutions to assist in preparing the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP). Public meetings are scheduled throughout Maui. The WUDP drafted several years ago is being redone to include all water users and water systems on Maui and to focus more attention on our ground, surface and alternative water resources.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that the state has been selected to participate in the collaborative and highly competitive Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) beginning Apr. 2016. As a participant, Hawai‘i will focus on expanding Medicaid involvement in and support for the state’s housing and homelessness initiatives.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Hawai‘i will receive federal assistance through the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program to help address homelessness in the state. U.S Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, called the federal assistance a victory for Hawai‘i.
Congressman Mark Takai responded to comments by China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, comparing the United States’ military infrastructure in Hawaii to China’s land reclamation and strategic placement of missiles on disputed territory in the South China Sea
Building Industry Sponsored Non-profit Approves First Three Housing Projects to Support Homeless Shelter and...
Next Step Shelter is an emergency and transitional shelter located in Kaka’ako. Next Step houses up to 297 unduplicated clients in any given month, including children and families. In addition to safe shelter, Next Step provides residents with meals, job training, children’s activities, and other services.
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announced that the public is invited to reserve an appointment for the Philippine Consulate Mobile Outreach on Maui, Saturday Mar. 19 and Sunday, Mar. 20.