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Ige Administration: House Budget Cuts Go Too Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Administration: House Budget Cuts Go Too Far

Several department heads and the University of Hawaii urged the Senate to restore Gov. David Ige’s proposed spending increases.

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC

The governor nominates Jennifer Potter to replace Lorraine Akiba as of July 1 on the Public Utilities Commission.

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future

But renowned scientist Chris Field says U.S. leadership is key to preventing disastrous effects from global warming.

Hawaii Medical Aid In Dying Bill Passes Key Senate Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medical Aid In Dying Bill Passes Key Senate Panel

Sen. Roz Baker shepherded the measure through her health committee with comparatively little fanfare.

New Revenue Forecast Means $50 Million More For State Budget Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

New Revenue Forecast Means $50 Million More For State Budget

The Council on Revenues projects 5.3 percent general fund growth for the current fiscal year and 4.5 percent next year.

Hawaii Senate Wants To Restrict State Government’s Hiring Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Wants To Restrict State Government’s Hiring Power

Department heads have lined up in opposition to a bill that would end their ability to fill hundreds of temporary positions.

Lawmakers Ignore Tourism Industry, Pass New Taxes Targeting Visitors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Ignore Tourism Industry, Pass New Taxes Targeting Visitors

Tourism officials aren’t happy with measures that could raise millions from taxes on timeshares and higher resort fees.

 

House Shaves $35 Million From Governor’s Budget Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

House Shaves $35 Million From Governor’s Budget

The Finance Committee’s cuts create a balanced budget over six years, but the spending plans could still change.

Tighter Gun Restrictions Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tighter Gun Restrictions Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Ahead

As a deadline fast approaches, scores of measures were sent from one chamber to the other Tuesday at the Capitol.

Hawaii House Passes Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Passes Medical Aid In Dying Bill

UPDATED: Emotions run high as legislators debate whether the measure grants a “civil right” or sends the wrong message about suicide.

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Black-Footed Albatross Chicks Take Refuge From Climate Change On Oahu

The North Shore’s James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge now hosts 23 birds that faced threats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Medical Aid In Dying Bill Takes Major Step Forward In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Aid In Dying Bill Takes Major Step Forward In Hawaii Legislature

UPDATED: The measure cleared a joint committee after additional safeguards were added. It now heads to a vote of the full House.