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Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic

Some priority measures to protect the environment and expand access to preschool advanced but others to regulate Uber and Lyft and reform gun laws died at the last minute.

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature

Bills to regulate Lyft and Uber, prohibit sea walls and reform gun laws also have agreement between the House and Senate ahead of a final vote Friday.

Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition

It comes at a time when both roles will play a crucial part in the state’s financial planning.

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases

The bill now goes to Gov. David Ige who can approve it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Dozens of bills met the Thursday deadline to pass before the 2020 session ends next week.

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director

Gov. David Ige says a Senate committee’s potential rejection of his appointee is “irresponsible and shameful.”

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature

House Bill 361 now goes to Gov. David Ige for approval or veto.

Lawmakers Want To Keep Foreign Interference Out Of Elections Flickr: Carmen Rodriguez

Lawmakers Want To Keep Foreign Interference Out Of Elections

A bill advancing at the Hawaii Legislature would prohibit outside corporations and others from contributing to local races.

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises

Lawmakers also passed a new spending plan for the coming year. The bills now go to Gov. David Ige for his consideration.