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Hawaii lawmakers are assessing whether there is support for reviving a bill allowing Alexander & Baldwin continued water access on Maui that was once declared dead.
The land company Alexander & Baldwin is among the big losers after senators can’t agree on a proposal to allow stream diversion to continue.
The bill aims to end secret, mandatory arbitration proceedings for claims brought by employees against their employers.
The budget is expected to be approved a month earlier than normal, but thorny funding decisions like Big Island disaster relief and pre-K expansion remain undecided.
Gov. Ige has proposed spending $7.7 million to overhaul the state DD program, which includes offering clients more opportunities for jobs and setting goals for themselves.
UPDATED 3/14/19: But the Hawaii Commission on Salaries proposed far lower increases for judges.
Dozens of bills introduced by the state House and Senate augur well for major improvements if lawmakers can actually seal the deals.
Inmates won’t get to vote, many Hawaii prisoners won’t be coming home from Arizona and citizens still won’t be able to put measures on the ballot.