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State lawmakers cracked down on pension spiking in 2012 – but only for new employees. The old-timers continue to stick taxpayers with ever-growing bills from the state pension system.
Honolulu says it wants to preserve the integrity of residential neighborhoods. Rental operators believe the city wants to regulate them out of existence to benefit the hotel industry.
A naval officer told the state health department that there are corrosion issues, including “holes in tanks,” that are being hidden from regulators.
Under the new bill, some people will be allowed to stay in short-term vacation units for less than 180 days, including full-time students and temporary medical workers.
Hawaii’s senators and congressmen are turning up the heat on the Navy after military officials waited months to report evidence of a pipeline leak to state regulators.
The federal lawmakers’ letter comes as some constituents call for the shutdown of the Navy’s underground fuel facility.
The Navy says it plans to install “secondary containment” in its tanks or defuel them by 2045. Local activists are saying that’s not fast enough.
Residents and regulators are worried that the Navy’s fuel storage facility could leak into a major Oahu aquifer. Despite a string of mishaps, the Navy says it can operate safely.
The violation notice comes as the Navy awaits a DOH decision on its permit application.