Hawaii debates progressive taxes, Oahu ferry, green fuel

Updated: Mar. 26, 2017 at 1:32 PM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are exploring progressive taxes, green fuel and a potential Oahu ferry route in the upcoming week at the Legislature.

One bill would raise taxes for wealthier people while giving tax credits to those with lower incomes. Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Ways and Means plan to vote on the proposal Tuesday.

Also Wednesday, two Senate committees will take up a resolution asking the state to study a potential ferry between Aloha Tower and Sand Island on Oahu. The bill says it could ease traffic for workers commuting to Sand Island and encourage tourists to visit.

Two Senate committees will consider a resolution Wednesday urging the state to develop green fuels while increasing local food production.

A Senate committee will hold a hearing on the state budget Wednesday.

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