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Legislative Leaders Counting Votes In Case They Try To Override Vetoes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Legislative Leaders Counting Votes In Case They Try To Override Vetoes

UPDATED: There's no solid plan for a special session Tuesday, but a Senate memo lists measures lawmakers may try to enact even if Gov. David Ige rejects them.
Ige Signs First-In-Nation Law On Clearing Prostitution Convictions AP

Ige Signs First-In-Nation Law On Clearing Prostitution Convictions

The bill removes a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased.
Gov. Ige Should Rethink Some Of His Veto Targets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige Should Rethink Some Of His Veto Targets

Many good bills will become law. But a few measures on the chopping block deserve a second look.
Ige Signs All-Mail Voting, Automatic Recount Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs All-Mail Voting, Automatic Recount Bills

The two voting reform measures were a top priority for the Legislature this year.
Ige Set To Veto $56 Million In New Taxes On Real Estate Trusts And Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Set To Veto $56 Million In New Taxes On Real Estate Trusts And Vacation Rentals

But bills to decriminalize the use of pot, allow mail-in balloting, create a new state prison oversight commission and provide funds to replace aging Aloha Stadium will all become law.
Ige Likely To Veto Vacation Rentals, REIT Tax Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Likely To Veto Vacation Rentals, REIT Tax Bills

The two measures are among 20 bills total Hawaii's governor indicates he will not allow to become law.
Chad Blair: It Looks Like All-Mail Voting Is Finally On Its Way Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: It Looks Like All-Mail Voting Is Finally On Its Way

The Office of Elections is already working to implement a measure that is still sitting on the governor's desk.

Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Most Of Legislature’s Major Bills Are Still Sitting On Ige’s Desk

The governor must decide on taxing vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot and all-mail voting.

Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Spending Big On Lobbying Didn’t Guarantee Success At Legislature

UPDATED: Opponents of taxes on real estate trusts and vacation rentals couldn't kill the bills last session, while a retirement savings program was rejected despite AARP support.
Alexander & Baldwin Had A Tough Legislative Session Despite Its Lobbying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Alexander & Baldwin Had A Tough Legislative Session Despite Its Lobbying

The development company was one of the opponents of a tax on real estate investment trusts, which nevertheless was approved and is now on the governor's desk.