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Hawaii State Government

Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Legislature required 80 percent of workers on government contracts to be Hawaii residents, but federal law prohibits discrimination based on geography.
Legal Benefits And Implications Of Civil Unions

Legal Benefits And Implications Of Civil Unions

Two documents outline in great detail what civil unions would mean to couples and to the state.
Biggest Impact Of Civil Unions Will Be On Couples

Biggest Impact Of Civil Unions Will Be On Couples

Bill will give couples equal status with marriage without forcing the rest of society to undergo major disruption, analysis finds.
If Hawaii Doesn’t Pay Now, Will It Have To Pay More Later?

If Hawaii Doesn’t Pay Now, Will It Have To Pay More Later?

A decision to defer $593 million in tax credits to help deal with the state's budget deficit may have saved programs from cuts in the short term, but could hurt the state financially for years to come.
UPDATE: Color By Numbers. Or Is It Numbers By Color?

UPDATE: Color By Numbers. Or Is It Numbers By Color?

A look at the handwritten calendar used by the Hawaii Department of Budget and Finance to track much of the state's $3 billion in investments.
UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

National attention on race shows GOP thinks it can retake a Democratic seat.

Discussion: Hawaii

Government, Politics, Etc. Civil Unions and Homelessness now have their own discussion areas, as does the 1st…
Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Minority Report: GOP and the 2010 Hawaii Legislature

Although vastly outnumbered in the Democratically-controlled Legislature, Republican members say they can, and do, influence legislation - despite striking out on all 46 bills introduced by House minority caucus.
What Comes After Curfew at Housing Complex?

What Comes After Curfew at Housing Complex?

Residents of Kalihi Valley Homes suggest the state consider limiting visitors, adding social service agencies and extending curfew. National expert says permanent police presence on site would help.
Hawaii State Government