But a breakdown of individual facilities shows mixed results, with 89% inoculated at the Kulani Correctional Facility and 23% at the jail in Hilo.
The Hawaii governor is criticizing lawmakers’ failure to give the public or agencies a chance to comment before final votes on seven measures.
Some controversial measures will become law, including long-term state lease extensions and a new Aloha Stadium proposal.
While the rest of the state hopes to achieve “herd immunity,” data on the at-risk inmate population gives no indication of when that might happen inside.
The rail authority has also been borrowing on its own to cover its costs and pay its contractors.
Gov. David Ige says he wasn’t involved in the deal with a major campaign donor. But it’s raising questions about whether the contract should have been competitively bid.
Federal pandemic relief funding is slated to help pay for badly needed connectivity improvements, especially in rural areas of the state.
The state has already won $11 million through litigation over the botched transportation project by Ciber Inc.
Rail authority CEO Lori Kahikina provided no details, but said she believes public interest in riding the train is still high.