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Maui Council Considers More Funding To Fight Invasive Beetles As Part Of Ag Department Budget

Posted on AllSides April 4th, 2024
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Halting the spread of coconut rhinoceros beetles was top of mind for the Maui County Council as it dissected the fledgling county Department of Agriculture’s proposed budget for next fiscal year at a hearing Wednesday. Council members were eager to figure out what role the department would play in the fight against the palm tree-killing beetle that was discovered in Maui County last year, and why it needed $300,000 to do the work. The extra funding is part of the department’s proposed budget of $9.5 million for fiscal year 2025,...

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