Representative Sylvia Luke

Elections Office Check-in; Report Shows Vaping Legislation Stalled as Legislator Received Thousands from Tobacco Lobbies; Reality Check: 7 Ways to Repair Hawaii's Broken Economy; Yukio Okutsu Remembrance

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As youth vaping rates surged, a powerful state lawmaker repeatedly held up anti-vaping laws while accepting nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions from tobacco companies and lobbyists.

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Pictures of Money / Flickr

State lawmakers are due back in session June 15th after passing a spending plan for the state last week. But there is still work ahead as key players try and sort through what to expect when it comes to money coming into our tax coffers and money from the Federal Government.

Lawmakers Approve $16B Budget For Fiscal 2020, 2021

Mar 27, 2019
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State House and Senate legislators approved a two-year operating budget today calling for hundreds of millions of dollars for state employee retirement and health benefits and other monies to address major disasters, fight invasive species and maintain highways.

Office of the Governor

The Governor submitted his executive budget request to the state legislature today as required by law.