‘Cycle of poverty’ targeted: Lawmakers, Ige unveil legislative package that aims to make Hawaii more affordable

  • Hawaii Senate President Ron Kouchi speaks at the Hawaii Sate Capitol on Tuesday in Honolulu, surrounded by lawmakers and Gov. David Ige. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

As the Hawaii Legislature gears up for the 2020 session, leaders from the state House and Senate, along with Gov. David Ige, announced on Tuesday a legislation package to tackle critical economic issues that have long-plagued Hawaii’s residents: income inequality, affordable housing and early education.