If by chance you step into Cafe Julia at 1040 Richards Street Tuesday at cocktail hour, you’ll find three state representatives asking for campaign donations of $100 each.

They are Rep. John Mizuno of Oahu, Rep. Cindy Evans of the Big Island and Rep. Dee Morikawa of Kauai.

Wednesday is the day before the fifth day of the 2016 Hawaii Legislature, the cutoff deadline for the introduction of bills.

Dollars on a plate

Bills attract supporters and opponents.

Many of those supporters and opponents (many of them registered lobbyists) contribute money to legislators.

Some say the money is not intended to influence the passage of legislation.

But no one really believes that.




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