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One lawmaker says the bill was too complex to pass this year. But another says the political will still just isn’t there.
A groundbreaking bill to collect revenue from real estate investment trusts moves ahead, but a plan to tax vacation rentals falls short.
Updated Friday 4/26/2019: Stay tuned. More decisions are coming Friday, the deadline for bills to clear conference committee.
The Aloha State could join four others in allowing gender neutral designations if House Bill 1165 becomes law.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige had stood behind his embattled director amid concerns about jail overcrowding, fatal shootings and a recent riot.
A House-Senate conference committee approves the measure, and other election reform bills remain alive as well.
Hawaiian Electric Co. and the Hawaii Farm Bureau say that the potential rates may not be fair.