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Sen. Roz Baker shepherded the measure through her health committee with comparatively little fanfare.
The Council on Revenues projects 5.3 percent general fund growth for the current fiscal year and 4.5 percent next year.
Department heads have lined up in opposition to a bill that would end their ability to fill hundreds of temporary positions.
Tourism officials aren’t happy with measures that could raise millions from taxes on timeshares and higher resort fees.
As a deadline fast approaches, scores of measures were sent from one chamber to the other Tuesday at the Capitol.
UPDATED: The measure cleared a joint committee after additional safeguards were added. It now heads to a vote of the full House.
House lawmakers deferred a vote on the measure until Wednesday.
Lawmakers supporting the measure say people deserve the right to choose how they end their lives in terminal cases.
Despite the difficulties of attending legislative hearings in person in Hawaii these House committee chairs have nixed televising their hearings.