Education officials began providing $10 million in incentives for special ed and rural teachers without a guarantee the Hawaii Legislature will fund the pay increases in the future.
Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.
The immediate goal of the five-year plan is to increase the number of pre-K classrooms in the state by 100 a year.
Thousands are expected to rally for the Legislature’s opening day with a strong push to get out the vote.
The plan, aimed at reducing the teacher shortage by enticing senior educators to remain in the classroom, is the next phase of a broader teacher recruitment and retention plan.
Lawmakers and public officials need to do a better job educating Hawaii residents about the effects of sea level rise and changing weather patterns.
Legislators are drafting bills that include a flavor ban on e-cigarette liquids and a tax on vaping products.
It’s not a recession yet but government should consider picking up some of the private sector’s slack as the construction industry wanes.