Shut down for months while other drinking spots are allowed to stay open, bar owners say the rules governing Oahu watering holes make no sense.
A $25 million fund can be tapped for a range of business initiatives.
A committee set up to help guide Hawaii’s economic recovery holds private meetings with no public agendas or minutes.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green laid out several likely next steps as Hawaii reopened to travelers on Thursday with 8,000 arrivals expected.
Airline executives say they see much smaller operations well into next summer.
A single test will be required for all travelers arriving in the islands, although counties have some leeway to tailor testing programs for their areas.
Lawmakers, business leaders and county officials are all scratching their heads about how Thursday’s pre-travel test program for out-of-state arrivals will affect the neighbor islands.
Hawaiian said it is committed to resuming the service but didn’t say when.