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|On deadline day, Gov. Ige announces list of vetoed bills from 2019 session
At the State Capitol on Tuesday, Gov. David Ige revealed the list of 18 bills he has decided to veto this legislative session, along with two he is allowing to become law without his signature. On the veto list is taxing REITs, taxing vacation rentals, and reform of the civil asset forfeiture program. Hawaii News Now. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Big Island Video News. KITV.Tribune-Herald. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Garden Island.
Full list and rationale of bills vetoed by Gov. David Ige.Governor’s Office.
Marijuana decriminalized beginning Jan. 1
Gov. Ige let House Bill 1383 become law without his signature. Specifically, the legislation allows for possession of 3 grams or less of pot for adults. It also provides for the expungement of criminal records “pertaining solely” to possession of 3 grams or less of pot. Civil Beat. KHON2.
10 million visitors: Can Hawai‘i survive its own popularity?
Nine charts that show how tourism in Hawai‘i is changing
Confronting climate change
Hawai‘i Island Identity Crisis
While the O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Maui bureaus have their own obstacles, it can be argued that the Island of Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau faces unique challenges far more difficult to overcome… read more.
|Push to impeach Kaneshiro remains strong despite judge’s petition dismissal
A Honolulu judge has dismissed a petition to impeach prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro over concerns about the electronic signatures. The petition organizer, Tracy Yoshimura, says he is planning to refile the petition. Hawaii News Now.
Councilwoman wants lifeguards watching sun up to sun down
How did Oahu Parachute Center continue to fly after cease and desist order?
Lawsuit cites police in deadly pedestrian crash
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