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The islands have a smaller gender pay gap than the mainland, but that’s partially due to relatively low pay for men here.
Legislative leaders said efforts by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to derail the plan actually helped unite them.
UPDATED: The $2.4 billion measure now moves to the full House, where a final vote is expected Friday.
UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.
Hours before the special session begins, the mayor called for renegotiation of the proposed tax increases so “we don’t have to come back again.”
State lawmakers also want to require an audit of the struggling rail project. Senate Ways and Means will hear the measure Monday.
A new committee will study which high rises are at greatest risk, fire safety technology and financial incentives for condo owners.
A former employee says he was called the “Mad Iranian” and subjected to other anti-Muslim taunts.
The Department of Environmental Services lacks the resources to ensure residents follow the rules, a city audit found.
UPDATED 8/10/2017: Honolulu Council members vote to allow Kaneohe’s Hawaiian Memorial Park to grow by 28 acres.