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All four county departments already have the accreditation, which sets standards regarding use of force, weapons, training and officer conduct.
UPDATED 3/14/19: But the Hawaii Commission on Salaries proposed far lower increases for judges.
The forecast means a little less money is available for the Hawaii Legislature this session, but leaders of the money committees aren’t too concerned.
A bill that passed in the Senate stalled in a House committee whose chairman said decisions about sanctuary status should be up to the counties.
Hawaii Congressman Ed Case plans to keep tabs on the Trump administration by exerting influence over the purse strings, but he’s not keen on impeachment.
A key senator says it’s still “an open question” whether the nomination of DPS director Nolan Espinda will clear the full Senate.
He said he’s learned a lot since 2014 about running the state government, and cites progress on housing, homelessness and education.
The measure that now goes to the Senate would apply to having 3 grams of marijuana or less, which still could result in a $200 fine.
Even though the power facility damaged by last year’s lava flows is expected to be “operational” by year’s end, it’s facing challenges.
The measure would form a task force to find ways to make emergency mental health admissions more efficient, and better protect the public.
At the session’s halfway point, several new measures have support. But some current initiatives will expire if action isn’t taken.