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Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide

Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

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.

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66

The former legislator and Honolulu City Councilman represented parts of Pearl City, Waimalu, Aiea and Halawa.

Hawaii Legislature Expects To Reconvene On June 22 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Expects To Reconvene On June 22

But major proposals such as increasing minimum wage likely won’t be doable given the state’s deteriorating fiscal condition and economic slowdowns.

Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’

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.

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Vacant Positions To Fill State Budget Hole Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Vacant Positions To Fill State Budget Hole

Thousands of positions thought to be vacant may not be empty after all.

Trimmed Budget Ready For Final Senate Vote

Trimmed Budget Ready For Final Senate Vote

A Senate panel also approved $5 billion in capital improvement projects.

Legislative Deal In The Works Would Use Untapped Funds To Dodge Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Deal In The Works Would Use Untapped Funds To Dodge Budget Cuts

A new financial plan taps into mostly unused funds while moving around money for affordable housing and Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session

If details on social distancing and constitutionality can be worked out, the Hawaii Legislature could meet this month.