One sign of an improved economy: increased public capital improvement projects.

Central Maui is scheduled receive $83.26 million in state funds for capital improvement projects. Among projects approved by the House Budget Committee is $10 million towards the construction of a new middle school in Central Maui; $1 million for the construction of the Maui High School STEM education building; $2.5 million for plans, acquisition, design and construction of a civic center and bus hub in Kahului; and $500,000 for plans, designs and construction for dorm renovations at the Maui Community Correctional Center. 

Here is a rundown of projects and amounts:

Maui CIP