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Senate and House leaders had considered reconvening to try to enact some of the measures that Gov. David Ige says he’s likely to reject.
UPDATED: There’s no solid plan for a special session Tuesday, but a Senate memo lists measures lawmakers may try to enact even if Gov. David Ige rejects them.
UPDATED: Maui prosecutors will consider whether a corrections officer who shot an escaping inmate should face criminal charges, and the state AG is reviewing another shooting by a deputy sheriff.
The Honolulu prosecutor’s office will consider whether to pursue charges against the deputy involved in the shooting death of a man on the State Capitol grounds.
The court ruled in favor of the Civil Beat Law Center on a case involving the Honolulu Police Commission’s actions.
The two voting reform measures were a top priority for the Legislature this year.
But bills to decriminalize the use of pot, allow mail-in balloting, create a new state prison oversight commission and provide funds to replace aging Aloha Stadium will all become law.
The two measures are among 20 bills total Hawaii’s governor indicates he will not allow to become law.
Some senators question why the agency charged with providing homes for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries must also manage so much land where building can’t occur.
UPDATED: Opponents of taxes on real estate trusts and vacation rentals couldn’t kill the bills last session, while a retirement savings program was rejected despite AARP support.
Blake Tek Yoon, whose criminal past stirred skepticism about his plans, had announced he would sell his Kahala home and donate the proceeds. Now the money seems to be going to creditors.
Even though most think athletics enhances the university’s image, they don’t want to pay higher fees.