Friday, October 16, 2015
Finance Committee Visits Molokai
Members of the House Finance Committee, chaired by Representative Sylvia Luke, yesterday toured various sites on the island of Molokai to view first hand several projects and programs supported by the Legislature. The site visits provided committee members first hand insight into the status of ongoing projects and on other specific needs of the district.
Molokai Representative Lynn DeCoite (Molokai, East Maui, Lanai) serves as a member of the House Committee on Finance.
The committee conducted a wide range activities on the island including site visits to Kaunakakai Elementary School, Kaunakakai Library, the Molokai Dialysis Facility and Molokai Community Health Center, and areas impacted by invasive mangroves.
The committee also held a discussion with members of the Molokai Homestead Farmers Alliance at the Lanikeha Community Center to learn about some of the issues and matters important to the district. The Molokai Homestead Farmers Alliance received $1.75 million in 2014 for improvements and renovations to the Lanikeha Center and its certified kitchen.