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Hawaii Lawmakers Wrap up Session Featuring Tax Cuts, Zoning Reform and Help for Fire-Stricken Maui

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2024
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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers on Friday wrapped up a legislative session heavily focused on addressing Maui's needs after last year's deadly Lahaina wildfire. They also took on Hawaii's housing shortage, tax cuts and measures to support distinctive Hawaii agricultural products like coffee and macadamia nuts. In a more lighthearted move, they adopted the “shaka” as the official state gesture. Lawmakers appropriated $1 billion to cover various costs stemming from the Lahaina disaster, including $500 million for emergency housing for displaced residents and $124 million in rental assistance for those...

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