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Laws and Orders
With literally thousands of bills on the table each legislative session, tracking them is a Herculean task. Now that the dust has settled, we take a look at a few of them that, for better or worse, made it into law.
Heading the list is one that establishes a water security advisory panel – although just who or what it is to advise remains a mystery.
And then there are the orders – namely, the ones from the Public Utilities Commission that knock the Green Energy Market Securitization program (GEMS) back on its keister.
Finally, we discuss the outcome of a controversial attempt by the state Water Commission to fine taro farmers in West Maui for an old water diversion, as well as developments in the ongoing efforts by those same farmers and others to restore streams there.