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Legislative session began amid uncertainty, ended with relief for Maui and taxpayers

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                                Lawmakers raised their hands together during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha” signaling the end of the 2024 legislative season at the state Capitol on Friday. House Speaker Scott Saiki, second from left, and Senate President Ron Kouchi joined in the tradition.
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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

Lawmakers raised their hands together during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha” signaling the end of the 2024 legislative season at the state Capitol on Friday. House Speaker Scott Saiki, second from left, and Senate President Ron Kouchi joined in the tradition.

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                                Gov. Josh Green spoke with Lahaina Strong members on Friday after signing SB 2919, which clarifies the counties’ authority to regulate short-term rentals.
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Gov. Josh Green spoke with Lahaina Strong members on Friday after signing SB 2919, which clarifies the counties’ authority to regulate short-term rentals.

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                                House Speaker Scott Saiki, left, shook hands with Senate President Ron Kouchi on Friday.
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House Speaker Scott Saiki, left, shook hands with Senate President Ron Kouchi on Friday.

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                                Members of the state House of Representatives turned to the gallery as they acknowledged guests and staff on the final day of the legislative season on Friday. Among the bills that failed this session was an effort to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults and a proposal to allow legalized gambling.
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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

Members of the state House of Representatives turned to the gallery as they acknowledged guests and staff on the final day of the legislative season on Friday. Among the bills that failed this session was an effort to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults and a proposal to allow legalized gambling.

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lawmakers raised their hands together during the singing of “Hawaii Aloha” signaling the end of the 2024 legislative season at the state Capitol on Friday. House Speaker Scott Saiki, second from left, and Senate President Ron Kouchi joined in the tradition.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Gov. Josh Green spoke with Lahaina Strong members on Friday after signing SB 2919, which clarifies the counties’ authority to regulate short-term rentals.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                House Speaker Scott Saiki, left, shook hands with Senate President Ron Kouchi on Friday.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Members of the state House of Representatives turned to the gallery as they acknowledged guests and staff on the final day of the legislative season on Friday. Among the bills that failed this session was an effort to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults and a proposal to allow legalized gambling.