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Sylvia Luke

House Shaves $35 Million From Governor’s Budget Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

House Shaves $35 Million From Governor’s Budget

The Finance Committee’s cuts create a balanced budget over six years, but the spending plans could still change.

Ige’s Wish List: More Money For Schools, Housing, Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s Wish List: More Money For Schools, Housing, Homelessness

Legislative leaders warn that state revenues have slowed and pay raises for unions are not factored into the governor’s proposed budget.

2016 Session: AC For Schools, Help For Housing And Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2016 Session: AC For Schools, Help For Housing And Homeless

The House and Senate also killed bills to let psychologists prescribe drugs and fund a new jail on Oahu, but did hand water permits to A&B on Maui.
Hawaii Lawmakers Recommend $12M For Homeless Initiatives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Recommend $12M For Homeless Initiatives

But Sen. Jill Tokuda and Rep. Sylvia Luke want the Ige administration to set benchmarks for progress and report back to the Legislature.
Luke’s Bait-and-Switch on Payday Lending Must be Fixed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Luke’s Bait-and-Switch on Payday Lending Must be Fixed

The powerful House committee chair eliminated the legislation's limit on interest rates after assuring colleagues a rate cap was included in the bill.
Sylvia Luke Raises Campaign Cash During Session PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Sylvia Luke Raises Campaign Cash During Session

The chairwoman of the Hawaii House Finance Committee seeks contributions of up to $250 per person.
Hawaii Rock Climbers File Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Sylvia Luke

Hawaii Rock Climbers File Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Sylvia Luke

Group claims Luke, a personal injury lawyer, had a conflict of interest when she changed a bill aimed at protecting the state from being sued.
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