Hawaii State News, evening edition, Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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“Hawaii Business News” news update for 18 April 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Budget talks begin: Lawmakers to weigh proposals for tax increases
The state House and Senate on Tuesday began public discussions on next year’s budget, which is expected to total more than $14 billion. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio.

Lawmakers may expand definition of drugged driving
A measure to ensure that driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal also addresses other substances. Civil Beat.

Hashimoto to take Souki’s seat
Gov. David Ige has appointed Troy Hashimoto, former chairman of the Maui Democratic Party, to the Maui House seat vacated by Joseph Souki, who resigned last month to resolve sexual harassment allegations. Star-Advertiser.Associated Press. KITV. Maui News.

Mercado Kim, Chin, and Martin neck and neck in fundraising efforts
With less than four months until the primary election, three candidates vying for the U.S. House seat representing urban Honolulu raised more than $200,000 each in the first three months of the year. Star-Advertiser.

Akaka to lie in state at Capitol rotunda 
The late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka will lie in state at Hawaii’s Capitol rotunda prior to his memorial services next month. See schedule of memorial here. Star-Advertiser. KHON2.

Whose side is this workers’ comp doctor on?
Chris Brigham has exerted major influence on how Hawaii’s insurers treat injured workers claims. Critics say he has mostly made it easier to slash benefits. Civil Beat. 

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Russ Roberts

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