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House committee discusses COVID-19 impacts on Hawaii economy

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The Hawaii State House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness reconvened today.

Today’s meeting included the introduction of two new committee members: Hawaii Farm Bureau executive director Brian Miyamoto and Hawaii Longline Association executive director Eric Kingma.

The committee also recieved updates from Rep. Ed Case and State Dept. of Taxation director Rona Suzuki; Dr. Mark Mugiishi also gave a presentation regarding a timetable for the reopening of Hawaii’s economy.

In addition, Rep. Richard Onishi shared details about the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and how it will help Hawaii farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.

To watch a recording of the proceeding visit Olelo’s website.

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