“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 04 December 2018, published in Honolulu. Hawaii.
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Comment: Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
TOP STORIES Gov. Ige stresses “moving forward together” at second inauguration
Gov. David Ige stressed the need for unity after being sworn in for his second term as governor in the rotunda of the Hawaii State Capitol on Monday, and suggested that the state is at a crossroads as leaders look to build a more diversified and sustainable economy driven by technology. Star-Advertiser.Civil Beat.KHON2.Hawaii Public Radio.Tribune Herald.Maui Now.
Ige condemns Trump administration
In his address after being sworn into a second term Monday, Gov. David Ige criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policy and said the direction being set by Washington, D.C. is “troubling.” Hawaii News Now.
State does fine raking in federal dollars without earmarks
Ever since Republicans imposed a moratorium on earmarks it’s been difficult for lawmakers to direct federal dollars back to their districts for specific projects. The ban has also made for stickier negotiations on everything from the budget to the farm bill. But U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says Hawaii fares well these days when it comes to federal spending. Civil Beat.
International students boost economy
A new study recently released by the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism shows International students help to contribute close to a billion dollars to our state coffers. Hawaii Public Radio.
Tuna fisherman want higher quotas
Hawaii’s longline fisherman caught their quota for bigeye tuna early again this year. But that may not be an issue going forward if U.S. officials can negotiate a higher limit next week with an international fisheries commission. But environmental groups are concerned about the long-term health of fish stocks. Civil Beat.
Bankruptcy filings for 2018 jump up
Bankruptcies surged last month amid a slowing state economy and are now guaranteed to finish the year with the worst outcome since at least 2016. The 126 filings in November jumped 38.5 percent from 91 in the year-earlier period, and with one month to go now total 1,389, ending the streak of seven straight years of declines. Star-Advertiser.
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