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House Speaker Expects Pay Raises For Lawmakers Will Be Deferred

But the House and Senate haven’t yet reached a formal agreement to delay raises for judges, cabinet members and the Legislature.

Bail Reform Stalls In Hawaii Legislature

But lawmakers reached agreement Wednesday on a bill to limit the governor’s emergency powers.

Why It’s So Hard To Pass A Minimum Wage Increase In Hawaii

Ripple effects and unintended consequences, especially in a down economy, have become driving factors in the debate over a minimum wage.

Hawaii To Let Vaccinated Interisland Travelers Skip Quarantine Starting May 11

State officials hope to broaden the exemption to include travelers from the mainland as early as this summer but have not set a date.


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Lawmakers Should Pass Tax Bills To Fix Our Upside-Down Tax System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Should Pass Tax Bills To Fix Our Upside-Down Tax System

Minimum wage earners should not be paying a higher percentage in taxes than those at the top.

We Need Targeted Legislation To Support The Local Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Need Targeted Legislation To Support The Local Economy

Lawmakers should grow the economy instead of growing the government.