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Hawaii State Government

Capitol Watch: Nov. 23

Capitol Watch: Nov. 23

Several legislators may be looking for work in the Abercrombie administration. And possible candidates to fill a vacant state Senate seat.
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. 18

Capitol Watch: Nov. 18

TV reporters briefed on Iolani inauguration. And Dan Akaka gets a bill passed (but not that bill).

Capitol Watch: Nov. 17

Nothing public for Abercrombie until he returns from Colorado after the weekend, small step for Akaka Bill — Just in case.
Government Waste Watch: State Paying Staff to Retype Every Food Stamp Application

Government Waste Watch: State Paying Staff to Retype Every Food Stamp Application

Applicants for federal food help in Hawaii can fill out their applications online, but state only accepts them by mail.
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.

Discussion: Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie

Former Democratic congressman returns home to lead state government.

Transition Hawaii

The Abercrombie camp has barely a month to get a team in place before the new Hawaii governor is sworn in Dec. 6.
OHA Claims Its Employees Aren’t Public

OHA Claims Its Employees Aren’t Public

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs — whose trustees will be elected by Hawaii voters this election — questions whether its staff are public employees.
Hawaii State Government