Hawaii State News, evening update, Wednesday, 02 May 2018


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Here are the top Hawaii State news stories from the 02 May 2018 edition of “Hawaii Business Magazine.”  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

TOP STORIES
Progress was made on housing needs lawmakers say, but job is not over yet
Lawmakers say they made good on their pledge to address the state’s homeless and affordable-housing crises with strategies they described as groundbreaking and bold during the 2018 legislative session, which ends ThursdayStar-Advertiser.

The most progressive legislative session in a long time
From approving medical aid in dying to banning certain sunscreens and pesticide chemicals, legislators passed bills they only thought about in years past. Civil Beat. KHON2.

Bills pending Governor’s action
A list of the bills awaiting Ige’s approval can be found here.

Sunscreen bill passed on to Ige’s desk
Hawaii lawmakers on Tuesday passed a measure bannning sunscreen containing oxybenzone in an effort to protect coral reefs. Associated Press.Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

Lawmakers take stand to protect citizens from pesticide chemicals
Hawaii’s Legislature has approved the first chlorpyrifos ban in the nation as a component of a pesticide disclosure bill approved by both the Senate and the House TuesdayGarden Island.

Faux service-dogs likely to cost owners
A bill that would fine people fraudulently representing their pets as service dogs was approved unanimously on both floors of the state Legislature today, and now awaits the governor’s signature. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald.

Legislature approves bill to protect against sex based discrimination
Hawaii moved a step closer to expanding protections for students discriminated against on the basis of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation when the Legislature passed a billTuesday establishing a law to prohibit such treatment. Civil Beat.

6 dream vacations to woo NYC workaholics
Hawaii tourism officials are offering a sweet deal to six New York City workaholics: Come to Hawaii for an all-expenses-paid, week-long vacation to “work from home” – island style. Hawaii News Now.

Tupola seeks restraining order against Ryan for third time
A state judge has scheduled a hearing on state Rep. Andria Tupola’s petition for a temporary restraining order against fellow Hawaii Republican Party member Eric Ryan. Star-Advertiser.

Matson doubles profit in first quarter
Despite delivering about the same number of shipping containers to Hawaii, Matson Inc. has doubled it’s first quarter profits. Star-Advertiser.

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Russ Roberts

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