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UPDATED: Disaster relief for Kauai and the Big Island and addressing illegal vacation rentals are also top priorities.
Lawmakers will tackle familiar issues like public school funding. They’re also likely to raise the minimum wage and might even legalize recreational marijuana.
They say the policy is a “good first step” that meets many national best practices, but it lacks an appeals process and requires secrecy even after cases are resolved.
The House Finance Committee chair questions the trustworthiness and organizational structure of the governor’s administration.
A few senators are upset about their assignments and say traditions are not being followed, but President Ron Kouchi says any complaints are baseless.
Agencies should have to justify every penny they ask for, says the House Finance Committee chair.
You really can affect what happens at the Capitol. Here are some of the “secrets to the temple.”
But in the face of a harsh audit of the program last week, some lawmakers were skeptical that there has been such a swift turnaround.
Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.
The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.