Wage hike bills draw concern: Hawaii lawmakers mull increases despite pandemic

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald People walk toward Cafe 100 in Hilo on Friday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Elo Masami repeats an order over the microphone Friday while working at Cafe 100 in Hilo.

The minimum wage in Hawaii could rise as high as $17 an hour under several new bills in the state Legislature, which has some businesses worried about their future.