State House Finance Committee Chairwoman Sylvia Luke discusses funding for Maui projects Wednesday during a committee visit to Maui Memorial Medical Center. Members spent three days on Maui this week touring sites receiving state funding. — The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

WAILUKU — A new jail in Puunene could be given higher priority for funding over a new Oahu Community Correctional Center, and newly obtained rental car surcharge fees could be put toward road expansion projects this coming legislative session, top leaders of the powerful state House Finance Committee said Wednesday.

“Going forward, one of the major priorities for Maui will be a new jail site. Because right now, as you know the current (jail) is within a community. We are looking

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