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Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hawaii Senators E-Bicker Over Land Chief Nominee

Hee demands explanation from Dela Cruz in mass e-mails to entire Senate.
Off The Beat: Hawaii House Buried By Paper Weight

Off The Beat: Hawaii House Buried By Paper Weight

Hawaii House of Representatives is on the wrong side of the digital divide.
Bill Would Lift Limits on Gifts to Lawmakers

Bill Would Lift Limits on Gifts to Lawmakers

Proposal to tighten Hawaii ethics rules twisted to loosen gift laws.
Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

Senator asked for more time to review land chief's qualifications.

Bring More Women Into the Political Process

The Legislature ought to encourage women to take more active roles in public life, writes Rep. Linda Ichiyama.

First Look at Hawaii’s Official U.S. Census Data

Civil Beat's sneak peak at population counts that will shift future elections.

Appointed Ed Board Bill Hits a Speed Bump

Hawaii Senate defers vote on bill giving the governor power to appoint Board of Education members.
Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed Civil Beat

Amid Ethics Questions, Aila Confirmation Delayed

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee defers land chief decision until next week; Aila surrenders fishing permits.

Off The Beat: Separation of Powers

Reminder to Hawaii governor: The Legislature is a different branch of government.
Lawmaker Caught Up In Foreclosure Mess

Lawmaker Caught Up In Foreclosure Mess

A leading advocate for cleaning up Hawaii laws on mortgage foreclosures, Rep. Angus McKelvey, finds himself the target of foreclosure.
Government Exempt From New Burial Protections

Government Exempt From New Burial Protections

Hawaii bill now has double standard for public works projects.
Barrel Tax Stuck Until Gov’s Budget Arrives

Barrel Tax Stuck Until Gov’s Budget Arrives

Hawaii energy and agriculture programs waiting for money.