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Legislature Cuts Size Of UH Regents Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Cuts Size Of UH Regents Board

House Bill 398 will reduce the numbers on the board from 15 to 11 and restructure the distribution of regents on Oahu.
A Flurry Of Deal-Making At The Hawaii Legislature As End Of Session Looms Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Flurry Of Deal-Making At The Hawaii Legislature As End Of Session Looms

Updated Friday 4/26/2019: Stay tuned. More decisions are coming Friday, the deadline for bills to clear conference committee.
State Set To Spend $3.4 Billion On Big Projects Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

State Set To Spend $3.4 Billion On Big Projects

Airports, harbors, University of Hawaii and the state school system will get big bucks for construction projects from the Legislature.
Bill To Catch More Drugs Under DUI Law Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Catch More Drugs Under DUI Law Dies

House and Senate conferees decided to roll over Senate Bill 641 to next year.
Hawaii Could Allow Alternate Sex Designation on Drivers Licenses Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Hawaii Could Allow Alternate Sex Designation on Drivers Licenses

The Aloha State could join four others in allowing gender neutral designations if House Bill 1165 becomes law.
Senate Votes To Keep Nolan Espinda As Public Safety Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Senate Votes To Keep Nolan Espinda As Public Safety Chief

UPDATED: Gov. David Ige had stood behind his embattled director amid concerns about jail overcrowding, fatal shootings and a recent riot.
Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Police Misconduct Bill Is Not Just About Naming Bad Cops

House Bill 285 is teetering on the political edge. Lawmakers should give it a solid push forward.
What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers?

Both legislative chambers appear to agree there should be no statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases, but the measure may still be in trouble.
Hawaii Takes Another Step Toward Statewide All-Mail Voting Flickr.com

Hawaii Takes Another Step Toward Statewide All-Mail Voting

A House-Senate conference committee approves the measure, and other election reform bills remain alive as well.
Senate To Vote Wednesday On Public Safety Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate To Vote Wednesday On Public Safety Chief

A panel of senators previously advised that Nolan Espinda not serve a second four-year term.