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Shan Tsutsui

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets Another Superdelegate For Democratic Convention

In a surprise to local party officials, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui was added just before the presidential preference poll, bringing the total to 10.

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor: Tsutsui Enjoys Big Victory PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor: Tsutsui Enjoys Big Victory

In Republican primary, Elwin Ahu has defeated Kimo Sutton.

Leaders Split on Lawmaker Disclosure Deadline

Leaders Split on Lawmaker Disclosure Deadline

Lawmakers financial affairs are important info for public evaluation of their legislative votes.

Say, Tsutsui Pull in Mediocre Campaign Contributions

Hawaii House speaker, Senate president raised modest amounts last six months.
Tsutsui Let Lawmaker Vote To Confirm His Own Son

Tsutsui Let Lawmaker Vote To Confirm His Own Son

Hawaii senators excused only when they have "direct financial interest."
No Conflict? Ground Rules in the Hawaii House

No Conflict? Ground Rules in the Hawaii House

A how-to guide on deciding whether lawmakers can vote on bills if they have a potential conflict.
When Hawaii Reps Ask, Say Says ‘No Conflict’

When Hawaii Reps Ask, Say Says ‘No Conflict’

House leadership waives conflict concerns in 92 percent of cases, Civil Beat investigation finds.
Charitable Entities: HIPA, Red Cross… Labor Unions?

Charitable Entities: HIPA, Red Cross… Labor Unions?

A revised ethics bill allows lawmakers to accept tickets from a "charitable entity," including labor unions.
Shan Tsutsui