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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/2019

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.

Hawaii House Announces Leadership, Committee Changes PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Announces Leadership, Committee Changes

The House has added two committees, and combined several others.

Hawaii Senate Announces New Committee Assignments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Announces New Committee Assignments

The chamber’s leaders and most committee chairs have retained their posts.

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate

A fresh crop of younger lawmakers — all of them Democrats — won legislative seats.