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Editorial: Small gains for 2021 Legislature

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                                Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi speaks at a podium at the state Capitol on Thursday, flanked from left to right by Sens. Kalani English, Jarrett Keohokalole, Michelle Kidani and Brian Taniguchi.

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    Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi speaks at a podium at the state Capitol on Thursday, flanked from left to right by Sens. Kalani English, Jarrett Keohokalole, Michelle Kidani and Brian Taniguchi.

At the outset of the 2021 Legislature, elected leaders at the state Capitol were staring into the abyss. The coronavirus pandemic had shuttered most of the tourism industry for the better part of a year, depleting the state’s general excise tax, which funds much of state government. Read more

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