The mayor's budget proposal cuts the hotel tax rate and increases funding for the Maui County Visitor Association Against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maui Mayor Michael Victorino released his $870-million county budget proposal last week. It includes a number of measures that Victorino said were responses to the impacts of COVID-19, such as $10 million allocated for … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Budget Boosts Tourism: Is it the Best Way to Recover from COVID-19?
Governor David Ige’s press conference with Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Photo: State of Hawaii Governor David Ige’s press conference on Thursday was packed with data about the rapid decline in tourist arrivals, medical supplies available to Hawaiʻi, and new COVID-19 cases, plus the news that the Army Corps of Engineers is conducting site assessments in case alternate medical … [Read more...] about Number of Medical Supplies, Visitors, and New Cases in Hawaiʻi: Facts and Figures From the Governor’s Press Conference
This sign greeted people at the Unemployment Office Friday. Walter Moses and his uncle walked laps around the State Office Building on Friday, March 20, looking for ways to file an unemployment claim. Moses, who spoke softly as his uncle translated, was laid off from his job at Mama’s Fish House just two days prior, and with upcoming rent to pay, the pair was visibly … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Crazy’: Maui residents wait for hours and days to file claims for unemployment insurance
Photo: State of Hawaii Who do you want dictating government policy during the COVID-19 pandemic: doctors or government officials? As the state struggles to quickly implement the new lockdown rules, a group of more than 300 Hawai’i physicians and health professionals is demanding that even more stringent steps be taken, and that government officials give Lt. Gov. Josh Green a … [Read more...] about Hawai’i Doctors: We want Josh Green – Hawai’i’s Lieutenant Governor and emergency room doctor missing at the command table
Maui Health Emergency Room Entrance has a Yellow Tent and Increased Safety Measures for COVID-19 Following lockdown orders for Honolulu and Maui, Governor David Ige Monday announced a statewide “stay-at-home” order set to begin at 12:01am Wednesday. “The threat of COVID-19 is unprecedented and it requires even more aggressive actions,” Ige said, adding “a statewide … [Read more...] about Gov. Ige Issues Stay-At-Home Order for State