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Hawaii Legislature Expects To Reconvene On June 22 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Expects To Reconvene On June 22

But major proposals such as increasing minimum wage likely won’t be doable given the state’s deteriorating fiscal condition and economic slowdowns.

Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’

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.

How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Major Campaign Donor Got A Million-Dollar Cleaning Contract In Honolulu

The contract, as well as a job on Maui, was approved after Gov. David Ige suspended procurement rules.

Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii Screenshot University of Hawaii

Budget Chief: Deep Cuts Loom For The University of Hawaii

The extent of financial woes won’t be clear for another eight weeks when fall classes start and enrollment numbers are in.

New Party Hopes To Give Hawaii Legislative Incumbents A Run For Their Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Party Hopes To Give Hawaii Legislative Incumbents A Run For Their Money

The lineup for more than 100 elective offices is shaping up as the 2020 election season gets underway.

Experts: State Budget Hole Much Deeper Than Predicted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: State Budget Hole Much Deeper Than Predicted

The state panel of economic experts now says Hawaii will be short by hundreds of millions of dollars more than expected.

Legislature Passes Budget Cuts But Will Be Back In June

Legislature Passes Budget Cuts But Will Be Back In June

The $1 billion in spending reductions will now go to Gov. David Ige for his review.

Senators Put Off Vote For Land Board Nominee Courtesy Department of Land and Natural Resources

Senators Put Off Vote For Land Board Nominee

Opponents of the wind farms in Kahuku voiced opposition to his confirmation.