The governor takes three days for internal meetings, the Honolulu City Council will hear resolutions on a range of issues, and what’s open and closed over the long weekend:
Gov. Linda Lingle has scheduled no public appearances today through Wednesday. No doubt her office is deliberating what bills to veto, including the controversial Hawaii civil unions measure, given the fast-approaching July 6 deadline.
It’s a double-holiday of sorts this weekend, with the beginning of city’s first furlough Friday and the Monday, July 5, observance of Independence Day. A bunch of city services will either be unavailable or on limited schedule.
The New York Times took note of Hawaii County Council’s pilot project with publicly funded elections this fall. At least 16 candidates have already applied for the funding, which proponents say will end the “corrupting influence” of money in politics.