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For too many years, lawmakers have turned aside efforts to allow public scrutiny of police misconduct. Now outrage over abuse of power should outweigh any pushback by the police union.
If the economy tanks further, it will be necessary to cut salaries, implement furloughs, skip pay raises and reduce payments to health plans and pensions.
Other governments and agencies are meeting using technology. Our lawmakers should too. There is just too much pressing business that demands attention.
Hawaii officials must act now in light of the rising pandemic. It’s a matter of public safety.
Hawaii Gov. David Ige needs to immediately lift his blanket suspension of the state’s public records and open meetings laws.
Senate Bill 2038 would exempt boards from Hawaii’s Sunshine Law on meetings when emergencies like COVID-19 are in effect.
Our children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in America. Citizens should demand that the Legislature mandate fluoride in the public water supply.
Lawmakers need to find the money to continue paying for the state’s prevention program, too.