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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.

State Senate Confirms Shikada As Hawaii Attorney General Submitted

State Senate Confirms Shikada As Hawaii Attorney General

She succeeds Clare Connors, who is now the U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii.

A Bill To Take Away UH’s Management Of Mauna Kea Clears House Committees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Bill To Take Away UH’s Management Of Mauna Kea Clears House Committees

If the bill clears a final floor vote in the House, it heads to the Senate where it faces potential opposition, including from the chair of a key Senate committee.

Kalani English’s Fall From Grace Leaves Former Constituents Feeling Betrayed Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Kalani English’s Fall From Grace Leaves Former Constituents Feeling Betrayed

For nearly two decades, the Maui legislator was secure in his Hawaii Senate seat. Then came his sudden retirement, followed by a bribery scandal.

Two Former Hawaii Lawmakers Plead Guilty To Accepting Bribes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Two Former Hawaii Lawmakers Plead Guilty To Accepting Bribes

J. Kalani English and Ty Cullen admitted they took tens of thousands of dollars to promote or kill legislation favorable to a contractor.

Lawmakers Advance 5 Bills That Could Settle Debate Over Ag Land Management Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Advance 5 Bills That Could Settle Debate Over Ag Land Management

The co-chairs of a working group tasked with fixing an almost 19-year-old problem are taking two different approaches.