Ige paints rosier budget picture

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Trinston Marcellino, front, and Griffin Pascual run after bubbles while playing outside Hilo Union School during a celebration last week before winter break. Gov. David Ige's proposed budget includes $700 million planned for the DOE, including $100 million to restore programs cut at the beginning of the pandemic.

Gov. David Ige unveiled Monday his Executive Supplemental Budget for the next two fiscal years, which restores funding to agencies that previously had their budgets cut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.