Despite dismal expectations, the plan preserves spending levels for the Coast Guard, East-West Center and Native Hawaiian services while boosting defense spending.
Sen. Brian Schatz, whose term is not up until 2022, has $2.2 million in campaign cash, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Sweeping weather legislation sponsored by Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is signed into law by President Trump.
The senator’s Honolulu town hall drew about 400 people, signaling what he said was growing political activism since Trump’s election.
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.
The state’s congressional delegation opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the state Chamber of Commerce expressed concerns.
“I don’t think Hawaii can expect any favors from the federal government anytime soon,” says one analyst.