Lawmakers, Ige unveil legislative package that aims to make Hawaii more affordable

  • Two hundred family units at La’ilani Apartments are among 1,221 affordable housing units being sold by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp. to a Hawaii and California real estate development partnership. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Gov. David Ige speaks at the Keahuolu Courthouse dedication held Tuesday morning. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — 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.