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More on residency requirements for appointees

January 22nd, 2015 · 5 Comments

It turns out that the residency requirement goes back a long way, in various forms. I’m not sure when the residency provision was made part of the State Constitution, but it could have come with Statehood. I was able to find the “Manual on Constitutional Provisions” prepared for the 1950 Constitutional Convention, which lays out […]

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Tags: Consumer issues · Court · Labor · Legislature · Politics

Throwback Thursday meets Christmas

December 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

What happens when Christmas lands on Throwback Thursday? You wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Then you dredge up a bunch of things from Christmas Past. Oh, click on any of the photos and you’ll either get a slightly larger version of the photo, or a link to a collection, or perhaps a document. History buffs […]

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Tags: History · Legislature · Politics

State Ethics Commission staff recommend closing lobbyist disclosure loopholes

December 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

One of the matters considered by the State Ethics Commission at its meeting this past week was a recap of their interpretations of the provision for lobbyist registration and reporting (“State Ethics Commission Staff Recommendation Regarding Registration And Reporting Requirements For Lobbyists And Organizations That Engage In Lobbying Activities“). Hawaii law requires lobbyists to register […]

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Tags: Ethics · Legislature · lobbyists · Politics

Hawaii Supreme Court opinion appears to undercut full public access to government records

December 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Thanks to Honolulu attorney Rebecca Copeland’s “Record on Appeal” blog for calling my attention to a recent Hawaii Supreme Court case with unsettling implications for public access to government documents (“County has no legal duty to maintain records“). Here’s her mini-summary of the case: The case involved property on the Big Island. Molfino purchased the […]

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Tags: Court · Legislature · Planning · Sunshine

Kim takes little time in announcing Senate organization

November 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The State Senate didn’t waste any time agreeing on a new leadership slate, with Donna Mercado Kim retaining the position as president. Will Espero replaces Ron Kouchi as vice-president. Kouchi was named vice-chair of the powerful Ways & Means Committee. Kalani English takes over as majority leader, bumping Brickwood Galuteria, who no longer appears in […]

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Tags: Elections · Legislature · Politics