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HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers on Thursday recessed after passing multiple funding bills designed to cope with the shock of the coronavirus pandemic that has hammered the state’s tourism-dependent economy.
How would you spend $80 million? Mayor Harry Kim had less than two days to submit a plan to the state Legislature, and now that SB 75 passed and is on its way to the governor, a plan is taking shape.
Fees for sewers and rubbish disposal will continue to increase, taxes could rise for luxury second homes and services will be cut countywide, but County Council members still found room in the budget Thursday to add another $565,000 for their contingency accounts and golf subsidies.
Gov. David Ige said Thursday he’s considering lifting the 14-day mandatory quarantine currently in place for interisland air travelers, saying “measures are pointing in the right direction to make this move.”
Arrests and citations for violating Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order continue to climb.
In anticipation of large crowds and gatherings combined with the lack of resources to enforce COVID-19 safe physical distancing practices, the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works is closing Waipio Valley to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Hawaii now has the capacity to conduct more than 3,600 COVID-19 tests per day, state officials announced Thursday.
Health officials reported four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, including three on the Big Island and one on Maui.
HONOLULU — The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu has resumed non-emergency surgeries after gradually reopening clinics and other outpatient services over the past three weeks.
New tax tier for luxury homes; Council also approves raises for some employees while prepping for budget work
With serious work on the coronavirus-stricken county budget set to begin today, the County Council on Wednesday set up a property tax structure that would allow it to tax $2 million-plus second homes at a higher rate than other residential property.
Forecasters are calling for near- to below-normal tropical cyclone activity within the Central Pacific this hurricane season.
The County of Hawaii Department of Finance announced Tuesday the first phase of reopening of its Division of Vehicle Registration and Licensing offices for limited in-person services will begin on June 1.