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Hawaii House leaders vow to clear Hawaiian Home Lands backlog, raise minimum wage and decommission Red Hill

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                                Members of the state House of Representatives stood during an invocation by Majority Floor Leader Dee Morikawa (D, Niihau-Koloa-­Kokee) at the opening of the 2022 legislative session Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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    Members of the state House of Representatives stood during an invocation by Majority Floor Leader Dee Morikawa (D, Niihau-Koloa-­Kokee) at the opening of the 2022 legislative session Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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                                State House Speaker Scott Saiki is pictured at the podium during the Opening Day ceremony of the legislative session for the House.

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    State House Speaker Scott Saiki is pictured at the podium during the Opening Day ceremony of the legislative session for the House.

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                                Members of the state House of Representatives greeted each other during a recess on Wednesday.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Members of the state House of Representatives greeted each other during a recess on Wednesday.

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                                House Speaker Scott Saiki struck a gavel to start the legislative session.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    House Speaker Scott Saiki struck a gavel to start the legislative session.

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                                Rep. Sean Quinlan embraced a colleague after presenting lei.

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    Rep. Sean Quinlan embraced a colleague after presenting lei.

The marker laid down by state House Speaker Scott Saiki was met with applause, especially with the pledge to provide the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands with a one-time infusion of $600 million. Read more

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