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More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Lawmakers want to tweak the elections law in an effort to head off long lines for voters like those seen during the Nov. 3 general election.

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law

Updated: An emergency order from Hawaii’s governor has been in place since last spring that he says is necessary due to COVID-19.

Bill Would Ban Side Gigs For Hawaii Lieutenant Governors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Ban Side Gigs For Hawaii Lieutenant Governors

The proposal follows a similar measure last year that banned emoluments for county mayors and the governor.

Hawaii Senate Proposes $12 Minimum Wage By 2022 Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Proposes $12 Minimum Wage By 2022

The measure has received pushback from the local business community, which is still dealing with the economic fallout brought on by the pandemic.

Hawaii Senate Advances Asset Forfeiture Reform Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Advances Asset Forfeiture Reform Measure

Gov. David Ige vetoed a similar proposal in 2019 over worries that it would hinder law enforcement operations.

Hawaii House Panel Strikes Down DHHL Casino Proposal Flickr: Liji Jinaraj

Hawaii House Panel Strikes Down DHHL Casino Proposal

A companion measure is still alive in the Senate, though the gambling bills face opposition from some legislative leaders and the governor.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back

Several bills this session attempt to shirk new rules from the state Ethics Commission.

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race

The lieutenant governor and former Honolulu mayor are likely competitors in the 2022 contest.

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH

Details on a new governance committee proposed by the Hawaii House speaker that would investigate a new management structure have yet to be seen.