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Senators’ Questions About Jail Riot, Shootings Go Unanswered Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Senators’ Questions About Jail Riot, Shootings Go Unanswered

Committee members grow frustrated during a second hearing on the renomination of Nolan Espinda as director of the Department of Public Safety.
Minimum Wage Increase Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Forward Chad Blair/Civil Beat/2019

Minimum Wage Increase Among Hundreds Of Bills Moving Forward

But there was no action on a controversial measure -- stymied for now -- that would allow continued diversion of stream water.
Chad Blair: Possible Resurrection Of Water Bill Has Capitol Abuzz Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Possible Resurrection Of Water Bill Has Capitol Abuzz

Lawmakers supporting the measure to extend rights to divert stream water — including for Alexander & Baldwin — play hardball behind closed doors.
A Near-Perfect Compromise On Water Bill — Until Senators Blew It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

A Near-Perfect Compromise On Water Bill — Until Senators Blew It

A new path was about to be forged for the future use of water resources in the islands. Then the Ways and Means Committee stepped in.
Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Save Our Sharks

We discuss legislation that would prohibit the intentional killing of sharks and manta rays in Hawaii waters.
Moving Hawaii’s Technology Out Of The Dark Ages Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Moving Hawaii’s Technology Out Of The Dark Ages

The Legislature is considering bills that would help modernize decades old and outdated systems.
A&B Water Rights Bill May Have New Life Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A&B Water Rights Bill May Have New Life

UPDATED: There is talk that the Hawaii state Senate will vote on the controversial legislation as early as Tuesday.
Bills Lighten Up On Pot Possession, But Add Penalties For Drugged Driving Flickr.com/cagrimmett

Bills Lighten Up On Pot Possession, But Add Penalties For Drugged Driving

A Senate committee passed a measure to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, while a House committee voted to add penalties for drugged drivers.
Surprising Support For New Tax On Hawaii’s Powerful Real Estate Interests Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Surprising Support For New Tax On Hawaii’s Powerful Real Estate Interests

Past efforts to tax REITs, which own $18 billion of property locally, have gone nowhere. This session, the proposal has already passed the full Senate and House committees.
UH Loses Bid To Expand Scholarship Program To 4-Year Campuses PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Loses Bid To Expand Scholarship Program To 4-Year Campuses

The House Finance Committee instead approved spending $2.5 million a year to continue offering the aid to community college students.