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Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency Screenshot

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency

The agency and the auditor are expected to appear before House lawmakers again Tuesday.

New Appeals Court Nominee Advances To Final Senate Vote Screenshot

New Appeals Court Nominee Advances To Final Senate Vote

Sonja McCullen easily cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual

There’s no clear punishment for House lawmakers who disobey vaccine requirements, but senators could face expulsion.

Senate Rejects Dan Gluck’s Appointment To Intermediate Court Of Appeals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Rejects Dan Gluck’s Appointment To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

UPDATED: In a 17-6 vote, senators rejected Gluck’s appointment even after he asked the governor to withdraw his name Thursday morning.

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency Office of the Auditor

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency

Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.

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.

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers?

Opponents worry that the long-term leases, which may last 100 years or more, amount to a sale of public lands.

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say

State officials say the measure would speed up the cumbersome procurement process, but others worry it would make legitimate bid appeals unaffordable.

Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader

He replaces outgoing majority leader J. Kalani English.