The pandemic will make Hawaii’s response to a natural disaster even more daunting, officials say.
Its garbage-for-power deals address extreme events beyond the city’s control.
Rail officials didn’t have a clear idea of how much the relocation work would cost when they awarded the contract to get it going.
The transit project has been plagued for years by skyrocketing costs. Now it faces a $100 million slump in the revenues that fund construction.
A proposal following the Great Recession to build a single benefits portal for multiple agencies “died on the vine.” Many believe it would have helped alleviate the current crisis.
Hawaii’s jobless can’t afford to go two months without income — and they can’t wait much longer for their claims to be approved, Sen. Laura Thielen said.
Critics say state officials could have updated a nearly 40-year-old system but never did. Now a long-term fix won’t come until at least next year.