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Hawaii lawmakers to delay government pay raises because of COVID


State lawmakers in Hawaii are moving to delay pay raises scheduled for themselves, the governor and judges because of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic

VERBATIM: Pay raises of 10% were scheduled to take effect for state legislators July 1 as recommended by the state Salary Commission. Instead, a bill that the House initially approved last week will defer the raises until January 2023. Governor David Ige (EE’-gay) says he supports suspending the pay raises and that he already told his Cabinet that he wouldn’t accept his raise.


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