Civil Beat Categories

Legislature 2019

Showing 10 of 234 results.
Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill

The Senate has only Tuesday to revive the contentious legislation. But a related court case remains in limbo.
Why Plans For A New Navy Dry Dock Leave Ship Repair Industry Divided Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Plans For A New Navy Dry Dock Leave Ship Repair Industry Divided

Proponents say a state plan to help a well-connected maritime firm is needed to save hundreds of jobs.
Donovan Dela Cruz Plays Hardball With Foes Of The Airbnb Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Donovan Dela Cruz Plays Hardball With Foes Of The Airbnb Tax

The Senate Ways and Means chairman is threatening to kill 15 other bills in order to get senators to flip their votes and revive Senate Bill 1292.
Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: Teen Suicide Is A Big Problem In Hawaii

Teachers, counselors and health professionals can be trained to deter teen suicide, but prevention is everyone's responsibility.
Why The Police Misconduct Bill Failed To Pass The Legislature — Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Why The Police Misconduct Bill Failed To Pass The Legislature — Again

One lawmaker says the bill was too complex to pass this year. But another says the political will still just isn't there.
Lawmakers Shoot Down Airbnb Tax But Agree To Tax Big Real Estate Investments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Shoot Down Airbnb Tax But Agree To Tax Big Real Estate Investments

A groundbreaking bill to collect revenue from real estate investment trusts moves ahead, but a plan to tax vacation rentals falls short.
Legislative Committees Move Prison And Bail Reform Closer To Reality Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Committees Move Prison And Bail Reform Closer To Reality

Bills on bail reform, inmate crowding and oversight of the troubled state public safety department are moving forward.
Minimum Wage Increase Dead For 2019 Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Increase Dead For 2019 Session

Concerns about different rates of increase and the impact to employer health care plans scuttled a deal.
Hawaii Ag Department Likely To Get Hemp Program Jorene Barut

Hawaii Ag Department Likely To Get Hemp Program

Farmers now have the opportunity to participate in a national $22 billion industry.
Ariyoshi To Be Honored With Aloha Order Of Merit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ariyoshi To Be Honored With Aloha Order Of Merit

The former Hawaii governor served from 1974 to 1986.