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Legislative loose ends

As happens every session, high-profile issues dominate, leaving intriguing but lesser machinations to fly under the radar

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2013

~~<p>Even the most attentive political junkies can miss things at the state Capitol. A lot of things.</p>
<p>The big, sweeping policy debates by the Hawaii Legislature get a lot of attention, and most people are aware of them. The Public Land Development Corp. has been repealed. There are no big changes in either the tax code or the minimum wage. There is more help for poor families short on preschool tuition but no major preschool initiative. Not yet, anyway.</p>
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Even the most attentive political junkies can miss things at the state Capitol. A lot of things.

The big, sweeping policy debates by the Hawaii Legislature get a lot of attention, and most people are aware of them. The Public Land Development Corp. has been repealed. There are no big changes in either the tax code or the minimum wage. There is more help for poor families short on preschool tuition but no major preschool initiative. Not yet, anyway. Login for more...



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