State legislature closes an ambitious session


From left, state Reps. Dee Morikawa and Jimmy Tokioka, state Senate President Ron Kouchi and state Rep. Nadine Nakamura smile after the conclusion of the legislative session, at the Capitol in Honolulu last week.

HONOLULU — After two years of COVID-induced budget cuts, the state Legislature took advantage of a rebounding economy and federal relief funding to enact an ambitious agenda.