Hawaii Senate Chairs Excel In Passing Own Bills

·By Chad Blair and Michael Levine

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Civil Beat analysis finds six chairs outpaced their Democratic colleagues in the 2011 Legislature.

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  1. Authors will a (BR) next to their names denote bills introduce "by request" of someone other than the lawmaker in question. In the case of Senate President Shan Tsutsui, all bills put forward by Gov. Neil Abercrombie were introduced in the Senate by the president at the governor's request. Civil Beat analyzed bills introduced by request separately from bills introduced under a lawmaker's name.