Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.
New plan would give an extra $100 a week to people collecting unemployment and up to $500 a month in rental assistance for tens of thousands of Hawaii residents.
But major proposals such as increasing minimum wage likely won’t be doable given the state’s deteriorating fiscal condition and economic slowdowns.
The House and Senate are reviewing a measure requiring more disclosure on the part of police agencies that stalled last year after passing both chambers.
Thousands of positions thought to be vacant may not be empty after all.
A Senate panel also approved $5 billion in capital improvement projects.
A new financial plan taps into mostly unused funds while moving around money for affordable housing and Aloha Stadium.
If details on social distancing and constitutionality can be worked out, the Hawaii Legislature could meet this month.