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2018 Regular Session – Statistics

The Governor’s deadline for taking action on bills has passed. If you’re looking for a statistical wrap up of the 2018 Regular Session, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a breakdown: There were 2,260 bills introduced this year. 229 were passed … Continue reading

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JDC Hearing on Monday, 7/9

One of the Senate’s special powers is the advise and consent role it plays on the appointment of judges and justices (see the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, Article VI, Section 3).  The Chief Justice has four appointments that … Continue reading

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Keep your eye out for the list of bills the Governor may veto!

It should be posted in the next few days — the Governor has until Monday, June 25th (that’s 35 days after adjournment sine die, not counting weekends or holidays) to provide the Legislature with his intent-to-veto list. A bill ON … Continue reading

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Trying to wrap your head around the upcoming elections?

We’ve come up with an overview of the upcoming races for the current legislative office holders that might help. A “yes” means there’s a race! Find list of candidates on Office of Elections website https://elections.hawaii.gov/ 

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Help Hawaii on Election Day(s)!

Sign up to work on Primary Election Day (August 11) and/or General Election Day (November 6). People needed! Here’s the form: https://go.elections.hawaii.gov/signup/ Here’s more info: http://elections.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/Volunteer-Positions.pdf

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Now it’s on to the Governor…

Another legislative session has ended! Next year a new Legislature (30th Legislature) will convene a new biennial legislative session (2019-2020) on January 16, 2019. For those interested in the Governor’s deadlines to take action on bills passed by the Legislature, … Continue reading

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Wrapping things up!

Today is the last day for conference committees to find agreement on any bill that did not have a Finance (FIN) or Ways and Means (WAM) referral. The deadline for negotiations to wrap up is 6:00 p.m. (Bills with money … Continue reading

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