Lawmakers tour Big Island ahead of legislative session

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald State Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz of Oahu talks to Senate members in the Ways and Means Committee as they meet Tuesday with staff from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations about the Hele Imua Internship Program.

Ulili Mossman, 20, talks about her experience as an intern through the Hele Imua Internship Program during a meeting Tuesday with the state Senate Ways and Means Committee at the American Job Center in Hilo. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Members of the state Senate Ways and Means Committee have been holding discussions across Hawaii Island this week to help guide future decisions and budget appropriations during the upcoming legislative session.