Department of Interior releases funds

August 4, 2017 GMT

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior will release $1.2 million to the state as partial compensation for the result of migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

These funds are in addition to the $12.6 million already released to Hawaii for fiscal year 2017.

“This funding will continue to help Hawaii take care of its FAS citizens, which is the right thing to do,” Schatz said in a press release. “The federal government should stop passing unfair costs down to the state, honor its commitment and take full responsibility.”