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The governor must decide on taxing vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot and all-mail voting.
In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.
He said he’s learned a lot since 2014 about running the state government, and cites progress on housing, homelessness and education.
For now, Hawaii’s governor expects the funding will go forward despite an investigation into the rail project and the state’s recent lawsuit against the Trump administration