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Several lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed the idea of increasing the state minimum wage this year, and Kouchi said he expects “serious discussion” on incrementally boosting the wage floor.

January 17, 2019

Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi says his chamber will address legalizing marijuana, increasing the minimum wage, boosting affordable housing and reducing homelessness during the new legislative session.

January 17, 2019

“As we already know, regular people are having an increasingly difficulty time making ends meet and the diving between those with and without resources is growing,” said House Speaker Scott Saiki

January 16, 2019

Civil Beat - Minimum Wage And Marijuana: What To Expect In The 2019 Hawaii Legislature

January 10, 2019

With the Democratic Party of Hawaii and Honolulu City Council urging the State to install a living wage, which candidates support this cause?

August 08, 2018

Governor David Ige, Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa and more than half of the Hawaii State Senate support raising the minimum wage to an hourly rate that ensures full-time workers will be able to afford their basic needs.

June 26, 2018

Honolulu City Council Chair, Ernie Martin, has introduced a resolution to the Honolulu City Council that would urge the state legislature to consider raising the minimum wage to a living wage.

June 04, 2018

Most elected Hawaii Democrats don’t align with traditional Democratic Party values when it comes to supporting a hike in the minimum wage.

May 03, 2018

At 18:47, we sit down with Nate Hix of Living Wage Hawaii to talk about the fight for economic justice here in the islands.

April 25, 2018

Who can afford to live in Hawaii? Several minimum wage bills failed to gather any traction in this years legislative session.

April 25, 2018

We are all worse off because of the widespread worker exploitation, leaving us unable to afford to even live here.

April 13, 2018

Families here have to work more than 290 hours per week at minimum wage to be able to afford an average priced home, by far the most in the nation and 146 hours more than twice the national average.

April 10, 2018

​50 years after his assassination and we are no closer to realizing his dream

April 04, 2018

Tell lawmakers to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020

February 27, 2018

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