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Legislature Overrides Ige’s Objections, Defunds Tourism Authority Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Legislature Overrides Ige’s Objections, Defunds Tourism Authority

Lawmakers overrode five of the governor's vetoes on Tuesday, including a bill that will require disclosure of COVID-19 cases in public schools.
Hawaii Lawmakers Have A Tentative List Of Which Vetoes They’ll Override Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Lawmakers Have A Tentative List Of Which Vetoes They’ll Override

The preliminary list includes a measure that would alter the funding of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Five Democrats Vie For Hawaii House Seat Vacancy

Five Democrats Vie For Hawaii House Seat Vacancy

Gov. David Ige will decide who will represent Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and parts of Maui.

House Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

House Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6

Scott Saiki says he's unsure if there will be any veto overrides, but Hawaii legislators need to make some technical budget fixes.
Danny De Gracia: Ige Still Has A Chance To Be A Decisive Leader. He Should Take It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Danny De Gracia: Ige Still Has A Chance To Be A Decisive Leader. He Should Take It

Gov. David Ige showed rare assertiveness when he announced his intent to veto just over two dozen bills.
Ige: Lack Of Public Input Is Driving Concerns Over Bills — And Possible Vetoes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige: Lack Of Public Input Is Driving Concerns Over Bills — And Possible Vetoes

The Hawaii governor is criticizing lawmakers' failure to give the public or agencies a chance to comment before final votes on seven measures.
Hawaii Gov Intends To Veto Dozens Of Bills, Likely Triggering A Special  Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Gov Intends To Veto Dozens Of Bills, Likely Triggering A Special Session

Some controversial measures will become law, including long-term state lease extensions and a new Aloha Stadium proposal.
Ige Appoints Lynn DeCoite To Fill Vacant Maui Senate Seat

Ige Appoints Lynn DeCoite To Fill Vacant Maui Senate Seat

DeCoite will serve out the rest of former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English's term.
Hawaii Marks World Oceans Day With 9 New Laws To Protect Sharks And Marine Life Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Hawaii Marks World Oceans Day With 9 New Laws To Protect Sharks And Marine Life

The measures cover a range of issues focused on ocean conservation, resource management, regulation and enforcement.
House Finance Chair: Fewer Tourists Is ‘What People Want’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

House Finance Chair: Fewer Tourists Is ‘What People Want’

But the tourism industry opposes a bill on Gov. David Ige's desk that aims to reduce tourism through higher taxes and fees on visitors.