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Scott Saiki

Ethics Commission Fines Speaker Saiki, Rep. DeCoite Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ethics Commission Fines Speaker Saiki, Rep. DeCoite

Both lawmakers will pay the state $250 for “likely” violation of the Fair Treatment Law.

House Speaker Wants Hawaii Prepared For Coronavirus Economic Hit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Speaker Wants Hawaii Prepared For Coronavirus Economic Hit

Scott Saiki says a committee will be formed to help secure the state’s financial viability in light of COVID-19.

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Closes The 2019 Session With Some Sharp Divisions

The state House adjourned while highlighting its successes. The Senate, meanwhile, is left reflecting on its compromises and splits.

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda

In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Public Have More Input On Legislature’s Sexual Harassment Policies?

Critics say more people should get to weigh in on developing the new recommendations and the process should be more transparent.

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Capitol Finance: How Top Lawmakers Build Their Power With Campaign Cash

Top Hawaii House and Senate leaders have given out nearly $200,000 to other candidates since 2006.

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials Flickr: Images_of_Money

Bills Would Water Down Financial Disclosures For Unpaid State Officials

Supporters say current requirements discourage volunteers, but opponents say they help prevent conflicts of interest.

Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers

State lawmakers plan to reconvene in special session Wednesday as the governor continues talks with union members.
Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

UPDATED: The Legislature plans to amend the vetoed measure next week to provide severance pay to unionized workers, address legal flaws in the legislation and honor union contracts.
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