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Budget worksheets available online

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Legislature, Politics

If you’re trying to track the final budget negotiations, the budget worksheets are now available online. 2014 Budget Worksheets HB1638 HD2 Worksheets HB1638 HD2 SD2 Worksheets HB1700 HD1 Worksheets HB1700 HD1 SD1 Worksheets HB1700 Comparison Worksheets Agree HB1700 Comparison Worksheets Disagree These are documents which used to be treated as major secrets and kept under […]

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Conference negotiations on “Democracy bills” set for this afternoon

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Elections, Legislature, lobbyists, Politics, Sunshine

A series of “democracy” bills identified by the public interest lobby, Common Cause Hawaii, will be considered this afternoon by a House-Senate conference committee in room 325 at the State Capitol. A legislative alert from CCH provided the following bill digest, including the organization’s positions on each bill. BILL DIGEST Below is a digest of […]

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More on the question of legislative conflicts

April 14th, 2014 · 7 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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