Aiona transportation plan calls for four-day state work week

James "Duke" Aiona
James "Duke" Aiona

HONOLULU (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona is unveiling his transportation and health care proposals, including a four-day work week for many state employees and a revamped Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Aiona, the incumbent lieutenant governor, outlined his plans at a Wednesday news conference.

He says he would collaborate with labor unions and other groups to implement a work week of four 10-hour days. He says that would reduce traffic and give workers three-day weekends.

Aiona also would address structural and financial problems at the health systems corporation, which he contends is losing $100 million a year. He also proposes to upgrade the state's mental health facilities and to repair more potholes on state roads.

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