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Legislature 2019

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Lawmakers Agree to Emergency Funds For Pali Highway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Agree to Emergency Funds For Pali Highway

The $7 million approved by lawmakers Tuesday is less than half of the $15 million requested by the Senate in March.
Group Opposed To Taxing Billions In Real Estate Trusts Is A Big Spender At Capital Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Group Opposed To Taxing Billions In Real Estate Trusts Is A Big Spender At Capital

The national association supporting owners of some of Hawaii’s premier commercial locations spent $126,000 in two months — but a bill to tax them is still alive.
Honolulu Mayor To Legislature: Let’s Partner On Fixing The Ala Wai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor To Legislature: Let’s Partner On Fixing The Ala Wai

The federal government has allocated $345 million to control flooding of the canal, but key lawmakers have balked at approving $125 million in local matching funds.
Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair

The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor's nomination to head the state land department.
Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Danny De Gracia: The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras

Ticketing drivers caught on camera removes the human element of a police officer considering the circumstances. Ready for more rear-enders?
Governor Ige, It’s Time For A New Public Safety Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Ige, It’s Time For A New Public Safety Director

A stubborn insistence on sticking with flawed nominee Nolan Espinda seems to value loyalty over leadership.
Chad Blair: Inside The Legislature’s Backroom Brawl Over A Water Rights Bill Hawaii Farm Bureau

Chad Blair: Inside The Legislature’s Backroom Brawl Over A Water Rights Bill

Hawaii lawmakers are assessing whether there is support for reviving a bill allowing Alexander & Baldwin continued water access on Maui that was once declared dead.
OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn't received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.
Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Have Largely Dropped The Ball On Slowing Climate Change

Efforts to address the effects of a warming planet on a vulnerable island state have mostly fallen short this session.
Hawaii AG Breezes Through Committee Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Breezes Through Committee Vote

Attorney General Clare Connors had no worries heading into a vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee.