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Who Has Worst Hawaii House Attendance?

Who Has Worst Hawaii House Attendance?

Rep. Mele Carroll has missed nearly one-fourth of floor sessions this year.
Who Speaks for the Abercrombie Administration?

Who Speaks for the Abercrombie Administration?

Hawaii governor and his top officials give mixed messages on bill exempting state projects from environmental review.
Sen. Roz Baker Blasted Over Hearing Conduct

Sen. Roz Baker Blasted Over Hearing Conduct

But committee chair defends confirmation process for members of Hawaii Health Connector board.
March Madness: Hawaii Legislative Resolutions

March Madness: Hawaii Legislative Resolutions

Though well intended, many seem a waste of time and energy.
Hawaii Lawmakers Revive Vacation Rental Bill Eli Duke/Flickr.com

Hawaii Lawmakers Revive Vacation Rental Bill

Senate Tourism reinserts exact language from bill shelved by House Tourism.
Legislature May Sacrifice Environment for Economy Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Legislature May Sacrifice Environment for Economy

Bill exempting development projects from regulatory review embraced by leading Democrats.
Civil Unions Returns to the Hawaii Legislature

Civil Unions Returns to the Hawaii Legislature

Familiar faces once again debate a very familiar, and very divisive, issue.

List – Top 3 Areas Where Hawaii Less Accountable Than Other States

State Integrity Investigation points out where Hawaii trails other states.

List – The 6 States Less Accountable Than Hawaii

When it comes to the "enforcement gap," few scored worse than Hawaii.