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HPR's coverage of the 2024 Hawaiʻi legislative session

Aloha and welcome to Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s coverage of the 2024 legislative session.
The Hawaiʻi House of Representatives on opening day of the 2023 legislative session. (Jan. 18, 2023)
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The Hawaiʻi House of Representatives on opening day of the 2023 legislative session. (Jan. 18, 2023)

Hawaiʻi Public Radio is tracking the latest news inside the Hawaiʻi State Capitol as bills progress through the 2024 legislative session, which runs from Jan. 17 to May 3.

In the wake of the August 2023 wildfires on Maui, lawmakers said they would focus on funding and supporting recovery efforts. At least 100 people died in the Lahaina fire, and thousands more lost their homes.

Hawaiʻi's Legislature operates on a biennial (two-year) system. 2024 is the second year of the current biennium. Bills that did not pass in 2023 can be revived at the same legislative stage they reached last year.

On this page, you'll also find interviews from HPR's The Conversation with state lawmakers, appointed officials, and elected leaders such as Gov. Josh Green.

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