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This year’s newcomers come from all over the political spectrum, and a variety of issues inspired them to run.
Two Hawaii lawmakers voted to give public money to an animal support organization while sitting on its board of directors.
While half of the state legislative seats have just one candidate in the primary, many others will be competitive.
Updated: Opponents spent nearly twice on lobbying and public relations as much as supporters in a failed attempt to derail the measure, according to state reports.
Rep. Kaniela Ing faces more than $15,000 in fines for 31 counts connected to prior campaigns.
State Rep. Kaniela Ing says any problems are simply bookkeeping errors.
Fundraisers during the Hawaii legislative session have increased by 88 percent over the past six years.
When the gavel fell on the 2018 session, it marked the end of the line for several lawmakers in their current posts.
People who experience sexual harassment at the Hawaii State Capitol fear the consequences if they complain.
A handful of lawmakers missed at least 10 days, but many had perfect attendance.