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More on the question of legislative conflicts

April 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Ethics, Legislature, Politics

If you keep track of blog comments, you may have noticed that some folks strongly disagreed with my post here on Friday (“Ethics law doesn’t support complaint against Rep. Luke“). Here’s a comment that came in yesterday: Ian, please take a look at the House Rules, pages 49-51 (rules 60.2, 60.4(1) and (6), 60.5, 60.6. […]

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Bills that survived the 2nd Crossover deadline

April 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Legislature, Politics

There’s less than two weeks before the legislature’s April 24 final decking deadline for most bills, which have to be in their final forms and ready for the last up-or-down votes by the full House and Senate. Joint conference committees are hard at work trying to hammer out remaining differences between House and Senate versions […]

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Ethics law doesn’t support complaint against Rep. Luke

April 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Ethics, Legislature, Politics

Supporters of outdoor recreation yesterday filed an ethics complaint against House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke, alleging the lawmaker faces a conflict of interest because of her private employment as a personal injury attorney. But the state ethics law, on its face, doesn’t appear apply to Luke’s legislative actions. At issue is SB1007, a bill that […]

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Abercombie, Cayetano in Senate photos from early 1980s

April 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · History, Legislature, Photographs, Politics

Here are a couple of photos showing members of the State Senate at work in the early 1980s, including two future governors. In the first photo, Ben Cayetano is at the far end of the table, and is chairman of this committee. I believe he chaired the Senate Ways and Means Committee. To his right […]

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Representing “small business” or big development?

April 2nd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Business, Legislature, Politics

Check out Sen. Laura Thielen’s blog post, “HCDA: Is a Law Intending to Protect Small Businesses in Kaka’ako Now Being Cited to Help Developers?” It’s explains her vote again the nomination of Brian Tamamoto to serve on the HCDA board. According to testimony provided the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Government Operations, and Housing: Mr. […]

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