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Ige Releases Funds for Puna Regional Library

March 22, 2016, 11:21 AM HST
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books PIXABAYOver half a million dollars in Capital Improvement Project funds for the Puna Regional Library were released by Governor David Ige on Tuesday.

The amount totals to $550,000.

Senator Russell Ruderman says he placed the Puna Regional Public Library as one of his topic priorities.

“Mahalo for your work on behalf of the residents in your district to secure these funds,” Governor Ige said. “Projects such as this are critical components of the public infrastructure and contribute to building better a better home for our kupuna, keiki, and all residents of Hawai’i.”

Senator Ruderman says that the Puna district has not only loved by “made good use of its libraries.”

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“I am very happy and grateful to Governor Ige for releasing these funds for the Puna Regional Public Library in such a timely manner,” Senator Ruderman said. “For rural and economically challenged areas like Puna, projects like the library are a much-needed and highly anticipated resource.

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“We are excited to learn that the Public Library System is also considering a pair of libraries in both upper and lower Puna areas to serve our large district. I look forward to working for continued support and funding of key projects like the library, and these newly released funds will help bring our goal of a state of the art community gathering place to fruition.”

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