When there’s no money to argue over, the Legislature starts getting into other people’s business.
Hawaii isn’t the only state worried that a governor’s emergency orders are in need of better oversight.
Updated: An emergency order from Hawaii’s governor has been in place since last spring that he says is necessary due to COVID-19.
The proposal follows a similar measure last year that banned emoluments for county mayors and the governor.
Gov. David Ige vetoed a similar proposal in 2019 over worries that it would hinder law enforcement operations.
A companion measure is still alive in the Senate, though the gambling bills face opposition from some legislative leaders and the governor.