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The Honolulu mayor wants the City Council to consider a new vacancy tax and an increase in the property tax for certain high-end parcels.
The development company was one of the opponents of a tax on real estate investment trusts, which nevertheless was approved and is now on the governor’s desk.
UPDATED: But some employees felt coerced to support Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda’s confirmation, the Ethics Commission writes in a guidance letter to Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
There’s no strike yet, but hotel workers authorized one should contract negotiations fall through.
The tuition cuts are part of a new tuition schedule that will also freeze other rates through 2023.
The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.
UPDATED: Proposed new tuition rates being considered by the Board of Regents seek to reverse declines in graduate student enrollment.
A bill on the governor’s desk seeks to bail the associations out of legal jeopardy and clarify they can take away property even if their bylaws don’t say so.
A private developer wants to “get some of the homeless people off the streets.” Maili residents are concerned about traffic and infrastructure.
The settlement stems from a 2014 incident in which two Big Island corrections officers allegedly assaulted an inmate.
The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises and splits.