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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.

New Police Disciplinary Reports Reveal Serious Misconduct By Dozens Of Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Police Disciplinary Reports Reveal Serious Misconduct By Dozens Of Officers

This year, police agencies are required to include the names of officers who have been suspended as well as discharged once their disciplinary actions are final.

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection Screenshot

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

Government agencies also need to get better at sharing their data, including information on arrests and demographics, experts say.

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year Screenshot

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year

The state’s agriculture development agency also is still a target of legislative scrutiny as is the state auditor.

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

UPDATED: The former official alleges that he was targeted for raising concerns over the office’s finances.