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The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session on June 20 to review judicial appointments. Judicial appointments are for Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the 3rd Circuit – Hawaii Island, and […]

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The Hawaii Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die May 5. During the session, several bills related to campaign finance were introduced. House Bill 1423, with its last action on March 18, was introduced but has not passed. The bill […]

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The Honolulu Ethics Commission is proposing to lower the permissible value of gifts to city employees from $200 to $25. Commissioners chose not to pursue a recommendation to require gift disclosure forms. The debate comes amid increased scrutiny over ethics […]

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The Hawaii State Ethics Commission welcomed Robert D. Harris as its new executive director. Harris is replacing Daniel Gluck, who served as the executive director from 2016 until the end of 2021. Last year Gluck was nominated to a vacancy […]

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Leading up to the January 19 start date of the 2022 legislative session, Hawaii state leaders in the Senate and House have announced the state Capitol will be closed to the public due to rising concerns over the continuing COVID-19 […]

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The Hawaii Senate will convene for a third special session on October 28 to consider and confirm District and Circuit Court positions. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a videoconference hearing on October 27 to submit testimony. Decision-making will occur […]

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Hawaii’s Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar will step down this month from the job he’s held for nearly a decade, clearing the way for a special election to determine who will next lead the office. A special primary election […]

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A Senate bill in Hawaii passed affecting the reporting of electioneering communications. Senate Bill 404 provides persons, including corporations, making expenditures for electioneering communications in an aggregate amount of $1,000 instead of $2,000 during any calendar year must file reports […]

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The Hawaii State Senate will convene a special session Tuesday, July 27 to review judicial appointments. The special session will only address the judicial appointments of Dan Gluck to the Intermediate Court of Appeals and Lesley Maloian to the District […]

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The special session of the Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die July 8, spanning a brief two days. Lawmakers made several corrections to the state budget at the suggestion of Gov. David Ige and overrode six veto measures, including House Bill […]

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High-ranking government officials in Hawaii will soon be subject to revolving door provisions after the passage of an ethics bills establishing clearer boundaries between government and private-sector lobbyists. House Bill 0671 creates a 12-month cooling off period before government officials […]

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Lawmakers will return to the Hawaii State Capitol on Tuesday, July 6 to consider overriding Gov. David Ige’s vetoes of measures the Legislature approved this year, and to make some necessary fixes to bills that deal with state finances. Gov. Ige said […]

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The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission electronic filing systems will be down and offline for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. The offline systems will include the candidate filing system, noncandidate committee filing system, and the […]

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The 31st session of the Hawaii Legislature will adjourn sine die on April 29 after 55 days in session. During the legislative session, lawmakers introduced several bills related to campaign finance and lobbying laws. Senate Bill 0166, related to campaign […]

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