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Opponents worry that the long-term leases, which may last 100 years or more, amount to a sale of public lands.
Adjustments to Hawaii’s projected tax revenues could mean state government hauls in $450 million more than previously predicted.
UPDATED: Tivoli Faaumu will also be allowed to retire in good standing, which allows him to collect additional retirement benefits.
Former Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu’s performance evaluation was the subject of an executive session.
Advocates have also raised concerns over closed door meetings of the Reapportionment Commission.
UPDATED: The governor said state health officials are working on integrating Hawaii’s rate of vaccinations into the tiered reopening system already in use by the counties.
UPDATED: A new report describes interviews with officers and the chief over the accident in a shopping mall that damaged a security guard’s motorcycle.
UPDATED: Two incidents on state highways accounted for more than $1 million in settlements the state entered in 2020.