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Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits

The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House

A seasoned politician squares off against a political newcomer who almost unseated him two years ago.

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans

The House money committee chair says the governor told state departments to hold off on spending.

Why Ige Vetoed Two Bills And Allowed Three More To Become Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Ige Vetoed Two Bills And Allowed Three More To Become Law

Newly released messages show the Hawaii governor’s thinking behind actions he took on five major bills approved by lawmakers in May.

Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic

Some priority measures to protect the environment and expand access to preschool advanced but others to regulate Uber and Lyft and reform gun laws died at the last minute.

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature

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.

Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Tax, Budget Nominees Run Into Senate Opposition

It comes at a time when both roles will play a crucial part in the state’s financial planning.

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Removes Police Exemption For Misconduct Cases

The bill now goes to Gov. David Ige who can approve it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.