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Federal Government In Hawaii

More Families to Be Eligible for Food Assistance

More Families to Be Eligible for Food Assistance

The state will boost eligibility under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from 185 percent of the federal poverty line to 200 percent, bringing in an extra $65 million in federal dollars.
Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

With the clock ticking and several hurdles yet to clear, it's unlikely that Mayor Mufi Hannemann will see the city break ground on its rail project on his watch if he resigns to run for governor by the July 20 candidate filing deadline.
Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Legislature required 80 percent of workers on government contracts to be Hawaii residents, but federal law prohibits discrimination based on geography.

Discussion: Hawaii

Government, Politics, Etc. Civil Unions and Homelessness now have their own discussion areas, as does the 1st…
Federal Government In Hawaii