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Hawaii State Department of Education

The Hawaii State Department of Education is closing about a third of its grab ‘n go food sites for the summer, and many more are taking a break until June 8th.

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President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed rule changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that could make it more difficult for low-income families in Hawaii to qualify for assistance.

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A proposed change to the federal food assistance program could affect thousands of Hawaii residents if it goes into effect as proposed.

Governor Signs Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Into Law

Jul 10, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

A new law to provide relief to low income workers in Hawai’i was signed today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

Governor David Ige signed House Bill 209 into law, establishing a state earned income tax credit.

“The intent of this legislation is to help Hawai’i’s low and moderate income families keep more of what they earn.  It’s currently estimated that the lowest income households pay 13 percent of their income to state and local taxes, while those in the top income brackets pay less than 8 percent.”