Show promo for Thursday (March 28 — tonight):

Host Dan Boylan moderates a discussion on state legislative measures intended to provide relief to low-income wage earners. Nearly 17 percent of Hawaii residents live below the poverty line. Proposed measures include raising minimum wage and introducing several tax credits. 

Scheduled to appear: Victor Geminiani, Executive Director of Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Sumner La Croix, UH Economics Professor and UHERO Research Fellow; Jerry Rauckhorst, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Hawaii; and State Senator Laura Thielen (D), Senate Ways and Means Committee Member.

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—Chad Blair

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