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The Minimum Wage Bill Still Alive At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Minimum Wage Bill Still Alive At The Hawaii Legislature

Senate Bill 793 would repeal the exemption of individuals with disabilities from minimum wage requirements.
Why It’s So Hard To Pass A Minimum Wage Increase In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why It’s So Hard To Pass A Minimum Wage Increase In Hawaii

Ripple effects and unintended consequences, especially in a down economy, have become driving factors in the debate over a minimum wage.
Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Reform Appears Dead This Year Screenshot

Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Reform Appears Dead This Year

But lawmakers have agreed to let Honolulu shoulder the costs for emergency services.
Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022

The bill would replace the high-interest loans with installment loans that have lower fees.
Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki’s High-Profile Agenda Is Raising Questions Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki’s High-Profile Agenda Is Raising Questions

Saiki has empowered the House to be a much-needed political player this year. But concerns about his methods and his ultimate goal are growing.
Lawmakers Reach Agreement On A New Two-Year State Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Lawmakers Reach Agreement On A New Two-Year State Budget

House and Senate negotiators say they have used federal funds to cancel out most of Gov. Ige's budget cuts.
Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators

Lawmakers will convene next week to negotiate hundreds of bills that could end up on Gov. David Ige's desk.
HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel

UPDATED: The decision came after a 6-2 vote Tuesday with some concerns raised about the process.
Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023

Speaker Scott Saiki uses "gut-and-replace" to try to postpone salary increases for state officials, but it's unclear what the Senate might do.
Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up

The eight-member board is now down three members and still has no clear plan on when to resume business.