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Senate To Hold Special Session In October For Judicial Appointments

Senate To Hold Special Session In October For Judicial Appointments

The public will have a rare opportunity for live, remote testimony to the Legislature.

Ige Signs Domestic Violence Bills, Vetoes 5 Others Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs Domestic Violence Bills, Vetoes 5 Others

The governor also signed several measures put forward by the women’s legislative caucus.

2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

The Senate president says social distancing and other protocols were observed and the risk of spread remains low.

Chad Blair: Can David Ige Be Impeached?

Chad Blair: Can David Ige Be Impeached?

Many folks are angry at Hawaii’s governor over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But booting him from office is not that easy.

Ige May Veto Domestic Violence Measure, 5 Other Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige May Veto Domestic Violence Measure, 5 Other Bills

The governor has until Sept. 15 to decide. Leaders in the Legislature will be meeting to discuss a potential override.

Governor Makes More Funds Available To Nursing Homes Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Governor Makes More Funds Available To Nursing Homes

A new law that could get nursing homes more funds is among those the governor already signed.

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker Saiki Defeats Iwamoto Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker Saiki Defeats Iwamoto

Reps. Brower and Cachola lose, but San Buenaventura and Cabanilla move ahead in their efforts to claim Senate seats.

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics

Advocates for greater transparency say the process leaves the public in the dark.

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits

The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.