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Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: How To Get What You Want From The Legislature

You really can affect what happens at the Capitol. Here are some of the “secrets to the temple.”

State Claims ‘Dramatic’ Improvement In Adult Home Care Oversight Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Claims ‘Dramatic’ Improvement In Adult Home Care Oversight

But in the face of a harsh audit of the program last week, some lawmakers were skeptical that there has been such a swift turnaround.

Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Colleen Hanabusa Is Now The Legislature’s Attorney In Case Against The State

Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Climate Commission Pushes For State Carbon Tax

The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Poison Their Relationship With Gov. Ige?

Top legislative leaders, in a rare move, opposed fellow Democrat David Ige and raised money for his opponent in the primary.

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Looking To Singapore For Answers To Honolulu’s Housing Crisis

A state senator, inspired by the island nation’s program, wants to build massive amounts of public housing that residents could purchase.

Audit: Licensing Process For Adult Care Homes Is Seriously Flawed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: Licensing Process For Adult Care Homes Is Seriously Flawed

The state agency overseeing adult care homes says it is improving its practices and there is no risk to the health or safety of the patients.

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: Leadership Will Stay The Same Despite New Faces

The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Democrats Keep Their Tight Lock On The Legislature

Republicans, who currently hold only five House seats and no Senate seats, appear poised to grab one Senate seat.

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat

GOP officials desperately want to stop losing seats. They’re already down to five in the 76-member Legislature.

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor

Justices appeared concerned about the state’s argument that attorney-client privilege protects the Legislature from releasing the report.

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies?

Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent.