Hawaii lawmakers killed, among others, a measure to let psychologists on the neighbor islands prescribe drugs.
The measure is deferred, but another making it illegal to smoke in a car containing minors is passed by the Senate Transporation and Energy Committee.
The Hawaii Republican Party says the state can’t handle Syrian refugees.
The state’s only Republican senator jokes about how he can “caucus with myself,” but he has serious views on making the GOP relevant here.
Friday, Aug. 21, is Admissions Day, a state and country holiday that is often met with “apathy, disinterest and even controversy.”
UPDATED State ethics director Les Kondo may be under fire, but he seems to have gotten their attention. A review of this year’s spending shows legislators are much less inclined to spend public money on questionable expenses.
Hawaii Sens. Laura Thielen, Russell Ruderman, Les Ihara and Gil Riviere are left out of power positions after in-session coup.
“A lockout would be devastating to Hawaii,” said Hawaii’s only Republican state senator.
State Senate’s only Republican warns that lawmakers and the next governor will need to address a “budget freefall.”