Issues on the board agenda included a proposal at the Legislature to extend the excise tax surcharge that provides most of the funding for the unfinished rail project.
Civil rights advocates say that expanding the board with more police appointments will diminish input from community members.
Covid revealed how vulnerable many are when a family member needs serious care. But business groups and some unions oppose cost burdens.
Officials say they have been urgently trying to reduce the patient population after the killing of a nurse last year drew new attention to problems at the hospital.
Critics question the proposed election process for the new agency officials.
The ride-share proposal originally set the proposed fee at 25 cents per ride, but the latest draft does not say exactly how much the fee would be.
Vegetation-focused legislation is aimed at reducing the chances of another disaster like the Aug. 8 wildfires on Maui.
A House bill would allow state law enforcement agencies to have more information on potential new hires.
It's tricky to tinker with taxes in an election year. Veteran observers are watching the House for clues about likely outcomes as lawmakers weigh the proposals.
The DOE has also failed to deliver a required annual update to state lawmakers on progress so far.