Council committee approves $604M Maui budget

WAILUKU, Maui — A council committee has approved a $604 million budget for Maui County.

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WAILUKU, Maui — A council committee has approved a $604 million budget for Maui County.

The approved budget for the 2015 fiscal year is $18.5 million lower than Mayor Alan Arakawa’s proposed budget.

The Maui News reports the budget and finance committee is expected to meet Monday morning for final budget approval.

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The budget reduces real property taxes by 3.1 percent and includes a minimum funding increase of 3 percent for most nonprofit organizations.

Committee Chairman Mike White says Saturday’s vote reaffirms the committee’s desire to provide tax relief, while maintaining a safety net for nonprofits.

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