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Chad Blair: The Hawaii Legislature’s New And (Mostly) Improved Website Screenshot/2022

Chad Blair: The Hawaii Legislature’s New And (Mostly) Improved Website

It has not been updated in over a decade, and there are still tech fixes to be worked through.

Hawaii Gov. Ige Rules Out Special Legislative Session To Fix Court’s Grand Jury Ruling Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Gov. Ige Rules Out Special Legislative Session To Fix Court’s Grand Jury Ruling

The Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office called for a special session following the Hawaii Supreme Court’s decision that invalidated the use of preliminary hearings to indict serious felons.

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker In Close Race For Seat Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker In Close Race For Seat

Dozens of House and Senate seats were on the primary ballot Saturday.

Big Island Redistricting Forces 2 State Senators To Run Against Each Other April Estrellon/Civil Beat/2022

Big Island Redistricting Forces 2 State Senators To Run Against Each Other

In the Aug. 13 primary, Sen. Lorraine Inouye will challenge Sen. Laura Acasio and former HSTA President Wil Okabe to represent the greater Hilo area.

Former State Lawmaker English Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Federal Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Former State Lawmaker English Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Federal Prison

The former Senate majority leader must report to prison on Aug. 16 and was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.

Judicial Nominee Faces Accusations Of Witness Tampering Screenshot/2022

Judicial Nominee Faces Accusations Of Witness Tampering

But defense lawyers say attorney Gregory Meyers followed standard procedure when he delivered a witness statement to Kauai County prosecutors and described the complaint as “frivolous.”

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Ex-Lawmaker Gets New Sentencing Date In Bribery Case

Former Rep. Ty Cullen has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes when he was a state lawmaker.

Lobbying And Ethics Reforms Top Agenda At New Hawaii Standards Commission Meeting Screenshot/2022

Lobbying And Ethics Reforms Top Agenda At New Hawaii Standards Commission Meeting

The commission is expected to have bill proposals ready ahead of the 2023 legislative session.

Transportation Department: Budget Cuts Could ‘Cripple’ State Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Transportation Department: Budget Cuts Could ‘Cripple’ State Airports

But the state senator in charge of budgeting said positions that were eliminated have been vacant for years.

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Lawmakers Approve Hawaii Tax Rebates Of $100 To $300 Per Resident

The package would cost the state about $250 million, and would provide the first substantive state tax refunds or credits of their kind since 2007.