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Hooser: $13 in 2024 is Not Enough, Hawai‘i Deserves a Living Wage

By Wendy Osher January 29, 2020 A bill that seeks to incrementally raise the minimum wage in Hawaiʻi from the current $10.10 to $13 in 2024 will be heard in committee this week, but at least one former lawmaker is rallying for “$15 or fight.” “Thirteen dollars per hour in 2024 is not a ‘good first step’ and the ‘other elements of the package’ (tax credits and housing initiatives) do not replace the basic need to pay people fair wages for a fair day’s work,” said Gary Hooser, former State Senate Majority Leader representing Kauaʻi. Hooser currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Hawaiʻi Alliance for ...