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Petty politics mustn't derail key measures


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 13, 2014

~~<p>The action at the Capitol already has included assorted pyrotechnic sparks and pops, but the conference-committee period of the session is where the fireworks either reach their zenith or fizzle out altogether.</p>
<p>Last week, lawmakers reached that stage. Pros-pects seem favorable for important advances in some key policy areas. Raising the minimum wage and improving the governance of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, for example, seem within their grasp as long as the final negotiations don't succumb to election-year dramatics.</p>
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The action at the Capitol already has included assorted pyrotechnic sparks and pops, but the conference-committee period of the session is where the fireworks either reach their zenith or fizzle out altogether.

Last week, lawmakers reached that stage. Pros-pects seem favorable for important advances in some key policy areas. Raising the minimum wage and improving the governance of the Hawaii Community Development Authority, for example, seem within their grasp as long as the final negotiations don't succumb to election-year dramatics. Login for more...



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