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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.

Can Hawaii Republicans Gain Ground In The Senate This Year? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii Republicans Gain Ground In The Senate This Year?

The GOP has not held significant numbers since the early 2000s but could pick up a seat in the general.

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.