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Needed housing funds fall short


    Gov. David Ige had sought a total approaching $200 million in affordable housing infusions, and by the end of the session, that figure had been cut nearly in half. Housing prospects from transit-oriented development are completely in doubt, with Honolulu’s rail financing shortfall still unresolved.

Lawmakers lagged on advancing several state priorities for 2017, as observed in various less-than-glowing critiques of the session. But few of those areas took as tough a beating as affordable housing, which emerged in the end with about half the funds the governor had wanted. Read more

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