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Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

The Ige administration budget would also “eviscerate” state enforcement of anti-discrimination laws.

Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?

The governor’s order has been in effect since March, but it’s unclear if lawmakers will do anything about it next session despite their opposition to it.

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers

The proposed spending cuts may result in the first state government layoffs in more than a decade.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’

The governor, anticipating a slow economic recovery, likely will present lawmakers with a much-reduced conservative spending plan.

Hawaii Legislature Preparing Capitol Building For January Return Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Preparing Capitol Building For January Return

Lawmakers have plans to allow the public back to the State Capitol building, but lawmakers are also getting ready to conduct business entirely remotely.

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court Screenshot Hawaii Senate

Senate Confirms Todd Eddins To Hawaii Supreme Court

The lawmaker in charge of vetting judicial candidates noted Eddins’ vast legal experience.

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Dig In To Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee’s Positions

The legal community heaped praise on Todd Eddins as state lawmakers examined how he might react to certain situations on the high court.

15 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Cannabis. What About Hawaii? Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

15 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Cannabis. What About Hawaii?

Hawaii’s attorney general has assembled a team to advise lawmakers on the issues, and how Hawaii might regulate legal use.

Senate Panel To Consider Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Nov. 16 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panel To Consider Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee Nov. 16

A second special session for the Senate is scheduled for Nov. 18.