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Hawaii Legislature Brings 47 Bills Back to Life Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Brings 47 Bills Back to Life

UPDATED They include key measures on Justice Reinvestment to reform Hawaii's criminal justice system.
Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong Flickr.com

Civil Beat Poll – Assisted Suicide Support Strong

Hawaii voters back aid in dying by better than 2-to-1 margin.
Hawaii Lawmakers Stretch Deadline to Pass $11.2B Budget

Hawaii Lawmakers Stretch Deadline to Pass $11.2B Budget

UPDATED Marathon session ends with approval of more than $800 million in capital improvement projects.
Court Asked to Halt Hawaii Election to ‘Remedy Extraordinary Wrong’

Court Asked to Halt Hawaii Election to ‘Remedy Extraordinary Wrong’

Candidates continue to file to run for districts that could be invalidated.
Senate Democrats Help Each Other Raise Campaign Cash

Senate Democrats Help Each Other Raise Campaign Cash

Many of the fundraisers are held even while Hawaii lawmakers are still working on bills.
Who Has Worst Hawaii Senate Attendance?

Who Has Worst Hawaii Senate Attendance?

Big Island Senator Malama Solomon has missed eight of 45 floor sessions.
Senate: DLNR Officers Don’t Need Taser Training

Senate: DLNR Officers Don’t Need Taser Training

Critics say a bill passed Tuesday by Hawaii lawmakers would lessen training standards.
What Do Hawaii Lawmakers Have Against Ethics Code?

What Do Hawaii Lawmakers Have Against Ethics Code?

Two bills in the Hawaii Legislature facing final vote Tuesday negate state ethics code.