The state has spent nearly $11 million on it's response to demonstrations against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.

Hawaii County alone has spent nearly $5 million, and most of that towards overtime for law enforcement. 

Nearly $2.2 million has been spent on the Hawaii National Guard, and the State Attorney General's Office has dished out nearly $1.6 million for the past four months.

Demonstrators have blocked most of the access to the summit hoping to stop construction of TMT.