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Top Story: Governor David Ige is proposing 20% pay cuts for most state employees.
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|Unions: Governor is proposing 20% pay cuts for most state employees
Governor Ige has proposed a 20% pay cut for “most” public employees as early as May 1, according to two public sector unions. In a letter to members Tuesday, Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee said it’s not clear if the salary cuts would be implemented as furloughs or across-the-board salary decreases. The Hawaii Government Employees Association, which represents roughly 40,000 members statewide, confirmed it had also received the pay cuts proposal verbally and plans to reject it. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
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|Honolulu to require masks at businesses and when riding transit
People visiting essential businesses and those riding mass transit on Oʻahu will be required to wear a facial covering starting next week, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said on Tuesday. The goal is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.
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|COVID-19 cluster tied to Kona McDonald’s
As of Tuesday, 12 people, including seven employees and five family members, associated with two currently closed McDonald’s locations had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Director Bruce Anderson said during the state’s daily briefing streamed online. West Hawaii Today. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Big Island Video News. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. Big Island Now.
Kubota confirmed as Third Circuit judge
Kona airport to get $13M in federal funding
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|Mayor not taking position on calls to oust hospital leaders
As Maui Memorial Medical Center-related COVID-19 cases ticked up, Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said he’s concerned about the cluster but declined to take a position on whether hospital leaders could have done more to prevent it. Maui News.
Staff say things got out of hand quickly at Maui hospital
16 tested after Kula Hospital employee comes down with virus
|Council makes Brun ex-officio member
Kaua‘i County Councilmember Arthur Brun has been in federal custody in Honolulu since his arrest this winter. But, his place on the council cannot be revoked, and he remains a member. To get around that, the council has voted to make Brun an ex-officio member, which will strip him of his voting rights. Garden Island.
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