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A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
UPDATED 3/14/19: But the Hawaii Commission on Salaries proposed far lower increases for judges.
His salary should be suspended for now and ultimately forfeited if he’s convicted in Honolulu’s widespread corruption scandal.
He said he’s learned a lot since 2014 about running the state government, and cites progress on housing, homelessness and education.
The measure increasing the statewide general excise tax by 0.5 percent was one of many bills clearing their first chamber as the session’s midpoint nears.
Inmates won’t get to vote, many Hawaii prisoners won’t be coming home from Arizona and citizens still won’t be able to put measures on the ballot.
Cheryl Kakazu Park, director of the Office of Information Practices, is working hard to get around a Supreme Court ruling on the Uniform Information Practices Act.