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Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support For TMT But Little Love For Ige

Two-thirds of Hawaii voters polled want the telescope built on Mauna Kea. But Native Hawaiians and residents under 50 were more likely to oppose the project.

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

Chad Blair: Putting Harry Kim In Charge May Be Ige’s Best Move In TMT Standoff

The Big Island mayor moves much more comfortably among the Mauna Kea protesters than Hawaii’s governor could ever hope to do.

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Asks Hawaii County Mayor To Take Over TMT Talks

UPDATED: The governor finally visits the mountain on Day 9 of massive protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope construction.

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

UPDATED: The governor also killed tax proposals approved by the Legislature for vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts.

Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Where Did All The Beards And ‘Staches Go On Hawaii Politicians?

Gov. Ige sports a moustache, but most of our elected officials prefer the clean shave.

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 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.

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin Office of the Governor

Ige: Construction Of TMT On Mauna Kea Can Begin

The Hawaii governor issued a “notice to proceed” on the giant telescope even as one protester is arrested.

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.

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda

In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Last Chance For The Water Rights Bill

The Senate has only Tuesday to revive the contentious legislation. But a related court case remains in limbo.