Lawmakers cut funding for TMT enforcement from state budget

  • Law enforcement officers from various agencies stand ready at the Maunakea Access Road in July 2019. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HONOLULU — As Hawaii County’s mayor seeks to delay construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months or longer, state lawmakers have approved cuts in law enforcement operations to deal with events such as the demonstrations that blocked access to the telescope.