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Hawaii Links for Monday, June 21

Gov. Linda Lingle will officially announce today whether House Bill 444 is on her potential…

Civil Unions Bill On Governor’s Potential Veto List

HB 444, the civil unions bill, is on the governor’s list of potential vetoes, a top Republican aide confirmed today.

Roundtable Goes Back And Forth On Civil Unions

The Hawaii Business Roundtable, one of the state's leading business groups, is reconsidering its stance against HB 444, Civil Beat learned shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. Then around 5:30 p.m., the Honolulu Star-Advertiser posted a story on its website in which the group's executive director appeared to reverse his position.

Hawaii Links For Friday, June 18

Top of mind: the latest on who's running for office, the first mayoral debate and another gay-pride parade in Waikiki

Hawaii Links for Thursday, June 17

Top of mind: Hawaii businesses in support of civil unions, Djou video on "Don't ask, don't tell," and concerns about mail delivery in rural Hawaii.

Hawaii Links for Tuesday, June 15

Beginning today, a daily rundown of Hawaii political, government and da kine news of interest to Civil Beaters. Top of…
Study: Civil Unions Will Have ‘Positive Fiscal Effects’

Study: Civil Unions Will Have ‘Positive Fiscal Effects’

Yet another academic study says civil unions have more positive impact on state economies and budgets than negative. The latest…
Business Roundtable: Not Opposing Civil Unions, Just Current Bill

Business Roundtable: Not Opposing Civil Unions, Just Current Bill

On June 4 the Hawaii Business Roundtable sent a letter to Gov. Linda Lingle urging her to…
Why Would Business Roundtable Weigh In On Civil Unions Privately?

Why Would Business Roundtable Weigh In On Civil Unions Privately?

Decision by top business leaders to send Gov. Lingle a private letter urging her to veto civil unions bill looks like an amateur move. You'd think they'd have the resources to provide a detailed analysis to help her evaluate their argument. Instead, she gets four paragraphs — at the last minute.
Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

Hawaii Business Roundtable Urges Gov. Lingle To Veto Civil Unions Bill

This article was updated Friday to include comments by the head of the roundtable. The state’s leading business organization is…
Not Everyone Loves A Parade

Not Everyone Loves A Parade

The 20th annual Honolulu gay pride parade drew the support of only a handful of politicians. Of the governor candidates, only Neil Abercrombie was there.
Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

Four Couples And The Civil Unions Bill

As Gov. Lingle nears a decision on House Bill 444, four same-sex couples explain what the bill means to them and why it should become law.
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