The House Health Committee’s deferral of the bill let other members off the hook on making their position on the issue known to the public.
But the City Council Budget Committee approves some of the other tax and fee proposals from Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
City officials say the cost of government operations is growing — including salaries, pensions and other benefits. But some council members are pushing back.
Making local produce more available can feed the stomachs and nurture the cultures of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
The case of a Maui apartment complex raises the question: What happens when an affordable housing requirement expires?
On a big day at the Capitol, senators also passed a rail tax bill while the House voted to decriminalize drug paraphernalia possession.
The Na Hopena A’o program encourages new approaches to helping students appreciate the “Hawaiian perspective.”