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But major proposals such as increasing minimum wage likely won’t be doable given the state’s deteriorating fiscal condition and economic slowdowns.
The House and Senate are reviewing a measure requiring more disclosure on the part of police agencies that stalled last year after passing both chambers.
The contract, as well as a job on Maui, was approved after Gov. David Ige suspended procurement rules.
The extent of financial woes won’t be clear for another eight weeks when fall classes start and enrollment numbers are in.
The lineup for more than 100 elective offices is shaping up as the 2020 election season gets underway.
The state panel of economic experts now says Hawaii will be short by hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected.
The $1 billion in spending reductions will now go to Gov. David Ige for his review.