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A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.
Gov. David Ige’s remarks suggest he believes the statewide school administration, not the office delegated to bolster early learning programs, should be in charge.
But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
A state senator’s resolutions targeting the Second Amendment are among several firearms measures in the Legislature.
Gov. Ige has proposed spending $7.7 million to overhaul the state DD program, which includes offering clients more opportunities for jobs and setting goals for themselves.
Nolan Espinda’s work record will be the subject of a public hearing, and he’s also expected to meet with Senate Democrats next week.
Nearly 300 Hawaii organizations seek grant-in-aid funding from the state. Most will probably fail.
Backers of an independent corporation to run Hawaii’s airports say it needs freedom from the state’s time-consuming procurement process. Key lawmakers disagree.
Pretrial detainees make up a big part of the inmate population. Meanwhile, most proposed reforms appear dead in Legislature.
UPDATED 3/14/19: But the Hawaii Commission on Salaries proposed far lower increases for judges.