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Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Speaker Says Cop Misconduct Bill Is ‘On Our Radar’

The House and Senate are reviewing a measure requiring more disclosure on the part of police agencies that stalled last year after passing both chambers.

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Vacant Positions To Fill State Budget Hole Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Vacant Positions To Fill State Budget Hole

Thousands of positions thought to be vacant may not be empty after all.

Trimmed Budget Ready For Final Senate Vote

Trimmed Budget Ready For Final Senate Vote

A Senate panel also approved $5 billion in capital improvement projects.

Legislative Deal In The Works Would Use Untapped Funds To Dodge Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Deal In The Works Would Use Untapped Funds To Dodge Budget Cuts

A new financial plan taps into mostly unused funds while moving around money for affordable housing and Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session

If details on social distancing and constitutionality can be worked out, the Hawaii Legislature could meet this month.

Hawaii’s Legislature Must Find A Way To Get Back To Work

Hawaii’s Legislature Must Find A Way To Get Back To Work

Other governments and agencies are meeting using technology. Our lawmakers should too. There is just too much pressing business that demands attention.

Things Are Not Good Between Hawaii Senators And The Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Things Are Not Good Between Hawaii Senators And The Governor

Tempers over the Ige administration’s slow response to the growing pandemic boiled over Friday at a special Senate committee hearing.

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies

Confusion within the Ige administration over Hawaii’s collective bargaining law is slowing aid to departments feeling the crunch of the coronavirus crisis.