But there is a need for some “labor savings,” although the governor declined to be more specific.
But a measure to end the income tax deduction for mortgage interest on second homes advances.
It appears lawmakers won’t fund a new jail to replace OCCC, so the state is looking to the private sector.
Legislative leaders want to bump up taxes that could be assessed on the kinds of things sought by higher-spending tourists and travelers.
Critics call it a regressive new tax and legislative leaders doubt it will pass.
The State Auditor continues to be a target of legislative leaders.
The Hawaii governor recapped impacts from the pandemic, but never mentioned furloughs, layoffs or possible tax increases.
Days after he ordered an investigation into the office, the House Speaker wants to cut the watchdog agency’s budget in half — far more than any other state agency.