Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.
The House money committee chair says the governor told state departments to hold off on spending.
Newly released messages show the Hawaii governor’s thinking behind actions he took on five major bills approved by lawmakers in May.
CoreCivic had assured officials that extensive steps were taken to prevent spread of the virus, but 69 Nevada inmates have tested positive in the Arizona prison.
State officials say no Hawaii prisoners have tested positive but 80 Hawaii inmates have been put in quarantine.
Gov. David Ige left in place a 14-day quarantine for arriving air passengers and said he’ll have more details about a possible testing program for travelers next month.