The job losses could have serious effects on public health if another disease outbreak occurs.
The governor’s order has been in effect since March, but it’s unclear if lawmakers will do anything about it next session despite their opposition to it.
Updated: The private sector and state are coming together to ensure an abundance of koa far into the future.
The new round of federal relief could bring millions of dollars to Hawaii’s agencies and struggling residents.
Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that furloughs for state workers — which were set to begin in January — are being delayed, but he hasn’t given a new start date.
The proposal must still win approval from Gov. David Ige and the Legislature before becoming law.
UPDATED: The commission will decide whether to send the proposal to the Legislature at a meeting on Tuesday.
The University of Hawaii is already considering alternate sites such as high school stadiums for the 2021 football season.