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The energetic Republican candidate for Hawaii governor won’t be abandoning the party or coming home crying anytime soon.
Statewide citizen initiatives aren’t authorized in Hawaii. But each of the four counties allow voters to place proposed laws directly on the ballot.
Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.
While they found some common ground at a candidates forum, the top contenders for the 1st Congressional District mostly disagreed.
A new survey shows how island residents feel about their elected officials, major institutions and a broad range of issues, from housing to the environment.
Candidates and political organizations may have to start paying more for filing their spending reports late or inaccurately.
Federal voter-education dollars can’t be used to promote voting, and state elections officials say it’s not their job anyway.
The incumbent emerged from a bruising primary battle with more than $206,000 on hand. The Republican challenger has $11,700.
Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.