Hawaii gets federal money for military construction, rail
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Members of Hawaii's congressional delegation are applauding Hawaii's take in the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill.
The deal reached Friday includes more than $469 million in military construction projects on the islands.
U.S. Rep. Mark Takai says that's a substantial increase over amount approved for Hawaii last year.
The bill also includes $250 million in funding for the Honolulu rail transit project.
Health care and education programs for Native Hawaiians will get $64 million. And the East-West Center which promotes relationships between nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific will get $16.7 million.
Takai says the bill translates into real money for Hawaii.
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