More than 40 percent of Hawai’i’s homeless live unsheltered on neighborhood streets, parks, beaches or vacant properties. But the state does not plan to spend more on shelters for this population. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Homelessness was cited by legislative leaders as the most pressing issue this session. There are more than 130 bills relating to homelessness and affordable housing. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update on some of the bills that are advancing as we near the one-third mark on the legislative calendar.
There are a handful of bills dealing with industrial hemp before the state legislature this session. Some lawmakers are looking at ways to help 675 Maui sugar workers who are scheduled to lose their jobs at the end of the year. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.