Gov. Ige released budget proposal for next two fiscal years
In it, more than $400 million towards public education.
Governor David Ige released his state budget proposal for the next two fiscal years. In it, more than $400 million towards public education.
The Governor says part of that money would go towards building girls locker rooms on campuses as a way to close the gender equity gap in athletics.
The State's pre-kindergarten program would get 22 more classes and additional staff to operate.
Ige's budget also puts more than $160 million towards higher education programs in Hawaii.
"Education has always been the foundation of our community and quality education in our public schools has always been one of my top priorities," Ige said.
The Governor is also including $315 million for housing over the next two years and $35 million in state funds towards combating homelessness.
Both the House and Senate will review and adjust the Governor's budget come January after the next Council on Revenues meeting.
Senator Donovan Dela Cruz responded to the budget saying the Governor talks about plans to double food production, have a hundred percent renewable energy by 2045 and prison funding but it doesn't seem like those projects are reflected in the budget proposal especially things like farm to school.