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The review board, which has not met in more than a year, now plans to meet monthly and review up to three cases of deadly force every month.
Protest leaders, UH officials and astronomers will all have seats on the panel.
But that’s fewer than half the number of police killings or in-custody deaths in the state since the board was created in 2017.
The system could still see about $90 million in federal relief funds, half of which must be distributed as grants to students.
The governor also said Hawaii’s decision to maintain mask mandates isn’t inconsistent with CDC guidance.
Critics hoped the pandemic would be the catalyst for significant changes to address long-term problems facing Hawaii. But the budget shortfall dominated the 2021 session.
But Gov. David Ige questions the need to reduce funding for the Hawaii Tourism Authority and moving around some state agencies.