John Pritchett



Lawmakers are working to align House and Senate bills to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in the coming years. If they succeed in passing legislation this session, it would mark the first increase since 2007. But given the high cost of living in Hawaii, political cartoonist John Pritchett is skeptical about whether the increased income will be enough to allow low-income earners to make ends meet.


About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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