State of Hawaii Archives: on Technology
Complete improvements at Honolulu Airport and Nimitz Highway
The Lieutenant Governor worked with the Department of Transportation to ensure the completion of infrastructure improvements. The projects at the Honolulu Airport include:On Nimitz Highway, over 200 palms and 2 acres of grass were planted along the median.
Major improvements were also made along Nimitz Highway and Ala Moana Boulevard including pavement resurfacing, relocation of electrical and telephone wires underground and removal of all wiring support poles.
All of these improvements were much needed and provide long term benefit for residents and visitors beyond APEC.
Source: Lt. Gov. official website, ltgov.hawaii.gov
Dec 27, 2012
- The 'Ewa Pedestrian Breezeway Restoration and themes;
International Arrivals Gates 24 & 25 repair work;
- International Arrivals Canopies replacement; and
- Planter and curb repair.
$6 million for new security screening at Hawaii airports
Hirono touted her efforts to land $6 million for Hawaii airports. She says the money may be used for three new security screening machines at Kahului Airport. "Our airports need to be maintained they need to be modernized, that's part of our tourism
economy. In a bipartisan way I pushed for an amendment to the FAA bill that will bring $6 million more to Hawaii's airports," said Hirono.
Source: Hawaii News Now coverage of 2012 Hawaii Senate debate
May 30, 2012
$21M for computers in public schools
In addition, I propose spending $21 million to buy 18,000 new computers for our public schools. This will bring down the ratio of students to computers from 6:1 to 4:1.
must learn to use this technology because it will open doors of learning and knowledge ordinarily not available to them. It will help teach them the skills of critical thinking. It will allow them to learn from student counterparts around the world.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to Hawaii Legislature
Jan 22, 2001
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