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Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition

It comes at a time when both roles will play a crucial part in the state’s financial planning.

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases

The bill now goes to Gov. David Ige who can approve it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

A Setback For Clean Energy? No More Free Parking For Electric Vehicles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Setback For Clean Energy? No More Free Parking For Electric Vehicles

Advocates say incentives like parking and rebates are needed to encourage the use of EVs in Hawaii.

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Dozens of bills met the Thursday deadline to pass before the 2020 session ends next week.

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director

Gov. David Ige says a Senate committee’s potential rejection of his appointee is “irresponsible and shameful.”

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature

House Bill 361 now goes to Gov. David Ige for approval or veto.

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate

The defendants are expected to appear before a federal judge Wednesday.

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises

Lawmakers also passed a new spending plan for the coming year. The bills now go to Gov. David Ige for his consideration.

Legislature: Keep Women’s Work Furlough Program Open Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature: Keep Women’s Work Furlough Program Open

The public safety department is ready to terminate the contract Tuesday.