(AP) — Hawaiʻi lawmakers are moving to delay pay raises that were due to go in effect for themselves, the governor and judges. House Speaker Scott Saiki told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser they decided to do so because of the state’s lingering economic struggles during the coronavirus pandemic. Pay raises of 10% were scheduled to take effect for state legislators July 1 as recommended by the state Salary Commission. Instead a bill the House initially approved Tuesday, April 13,2021 will defer the raises until January 2023. Democratic Gov. David Ige says he supports suspending the pay raises. Ige says he already told his cabinet he wouldn’t accept his raise.
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