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.