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Linda Lingle

Hawaii Links for Monday, June 28

Top of mind: Lingle's schedule, the City Council's schedule, the holiday schedule

UPDATE: How They Ended Furlough Fridays With No Compromise

Gov. Lingle announced Tuesday afternoon that Furlough Fridays have officially ended, but — in the end, after initial compromises — none of the negotiating parties made further concessions to reach a final agreement. It took banks to save the day.
UPDATE: Gov. Lingle: Furlough Fridays Are Over Civil Beat

UPDATE: Gov. Lingle: Furlough Fridays Are Over

Lingle announced Tuesday that she, the state board of education and teachers unions have finally reached an agreement to end furlough days for next school year.
UPDATE: Gov. Lingle To Speak On Attempts To End Furlough Fridays

UPDATE: Gov. Lingle To Speak On Attempts To End Furlough Fridays

Gov. Lingle announced a press conference for Tuesday afternoon in which she will discuss the status of attempts to end Furlough Fridays.
Frozen Investments Could Have Helped Solve State Budget Crisis

Frozen Investments Could Have Helped Solve State Budget Crisis

The State Auditor says roughly $333 million of general fund money is tied up in controversial auction-rate securities, the subject of a bitter fight between governor and auditor. What would that have bought us?
Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

Study: Civil Unions Could Bring Millions To State

A UH economist updates his research on the economic impact of civil unions. Conclusion: It won't cost Hawaii and may actually help the state's bottom line.

UPDATE: The Hawaii GOP Platform On Civil Unions

A closer look at what local Republicans have to say about House Bill 444.

UPDATE: Abercrombie Opens Second Big Isle Campaign Office

With an eye on the neighbor island vote, gubernatorial hopeful Neil Abercrombie is investing time and money there.
Linda Lingle