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The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises and splits.
House Bill 1383 would remove criminal penalties for possessing three grams or less of pakalolo.
House Bill 1248 to implement an all-mail voting system and Senate Bill 216 to mandate recounts will now go to Gov. David Ige’s desk for a final approval.
One lawmaker says the bill was too complex to pass this year. But another says the political will still just isn’t there.
A groundbreaking bill to collect revenue from real estate investment trusts moves ahead, but a plan to tax vacation rentals falls short.
Updated Friday 4/26/2019: Stay tuned. More decisions are coming Friday, the deadline for bills to clear conference committee.
The Aloha State could join four others in allowing gender neutral designations if House Bill 1165 becomes law.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige had stood behind his embattled director amid concerns about jail overcrowding, fatal shootings and a recent riot.