Michael Levine

Michael Levine Michael Levine is a former Civil Beat staff member.
A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye Civil Beat

A Reporter Pays His Last Respects to Dan Inouye

Former Civil Beat staffer Michael Levine files this perspective after viewing the Hawaii senator's flag-draped coffin.

Akaka Retiring: Ambassador Of Aloha Bridged Party Lines

Cross-aisle collaboration was once a common occurrence in the now polarized Congress.
Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Akaka Retiring: Hawaii Senator Leaving Office With Legacy Bill In Limbo

Some version of the Akaka Bill has been in the works for more than 10 years.
Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Hawaii Gas CEO Looks To Washington For Political Support For LNG

Jeff Kissel reveals long-term vision in speech to Natural Gas Roundtable.
White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

UPDATED 1 p.m. Council of Economic Advisers releases state-by-state fiscal cliff analyses.

Hawaii Gov’t Not Planning For Worst On Federal Fiscal Cliff Talks

Budget to be submitted in December assumes Congress will fix sequestration.
DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

DC808: On the Wire — The Thanksgiving Day Episode

Is any in one in Congress serious about sequestration? And the feds are poised to give Hawaii $1.5 billion for rail.
Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

A look back at 36 years in Congress for Hawaii's junior U.S. senator.
FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

UPDATED Notification for 30-day review comes just days before key funding deadline.

Gabbard On Freshman Orientation: Lots To Learn About Congress

Hawaii Democrat meets future colleagues, gets primer on what to expect.
Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

The 88-year-old Hawaii senator cut his head in a fall at his Maryland home.