Civil Beat Topics

Hawaii Legislature

Cachola: One Change to Council Resolution and It’s Finished

Cachola: One Change to Council Resolution and It’s Finished

Councilman Romy Cachola says that if a single alteration is made to the pending Hawaii State Association of Counties Legislative Package, the entire resolution will die.
Fall of the House of Say? Hawaii House of Representatives

Fall of the House of Say?

After more than a decade on the job, House Speaker Calvin Say can't muster the votes to stay in power.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 19

Capitol Watch: Nov. 19

More inauguration details emerge. And House Democrats remain stalemated over who should be speaker.

Sen. Tokuda On What’s In The Education Pipeline

Civil Beat talked with the Hawaii Senate's new education committee chairwoman about what's in store for the board of education, schools and university system.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 18

Capitol Watch: Nov. 18

TV reporters briefed on Iolani inauguration. And Dan Akaka gets a bill passed (but not that bill).
Will Big Island Gain a House District?

Will Big Island Gain a House District?

Hawaii County population has outpaced the state, but it was already overrepresented in the Legislature.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 16

Capitol Watch: Nov. 16

Talking hemp with Cynthia Thielen.
Redrawing District Boundaries One Consequence of Election

Redrawing District Boundaries One Consequence of Election

Despite dominance of Democrats in Hawaii, it will be up to independent commission to decide what political map for next 10 years should look like.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 10

Capitol Watch: Nov. 10

The daily scoop on Hawaii's new governor, the State Legislature, congressional delegation and all things political.
Capitol Watch: Nov. 9, 2010

Capitol Watch: Nov. 9, 2010

The daily scoop on Hawaii's new governor, Neil Abercrombie.

Recount Requests Possible in Two Races

Two races are so close that the losers are considering asking the Hawaii Supreme Court to order a recount. In one, 17 votes divide the winner and loser. In the other, 48.

Same Old Legislature?

Hawaii's Legislature remains firmly controlled by Democrats, with the Senate now divided 24-1 and Republicans making only modest gains in the House.