The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.
A seasoned politician squares off against a political newcomer who almost unseated him two years ago.
Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.
The House money committee chair says the governor told state departments to hold off on spending.
Newly released messages show the Hawaii governor’s thinking behind actions he took on five major bills approved by lawmakers in May.
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.
It comes at a time when both roles will play a crucial part in the state’s financial planning.
The bill now goes to Gov. David Ige who can approve it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.