The state’s largest private employer has said it will delay plans for a large lay off, even as changes to Hawaii’s travel policy remain in limbo.
But economists say state officials need to do more to help the economy recover, including better messaging and loosening tight travel rules.
But for some local businesses the lifting of some pandemic rules comes too late.
Dr. Libby Char told lawmakers mid March is the soonest people age 70 and older will be able to get in line for COVID-19 vaccinations.
A bill scheduled to be heard Wednesday targets an investor who has gained control of 70% of Hawaii’s meat processing capacity.
Lawmakers plan to vote next week on a measure to dissolve the Agribusiness Development Corp.