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House Speaker Saiki’s statement on Souki settlement agreement

“As you know, the State Ethics Commission announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Representative Joseph M. Souki concerning allegations of workplace harassment. “Although it was not a signatory to the settlement agreement, the House of Representatives concurs with the settlement agreement and will abide by its terms.

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28th Legislature opens

MEDIA RELEASE Opening Day, the first day of the legislative session, is an exciting time for all. Attendees rise early and flock to the Hawaii State Capitol to get first-come, first-served seats in the Senate chamber. Filled with curiosity and anticipation, they look out over the guardrails as lawmakers, dignitaries, families and friends greet each […]

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Legislature 2014 opens; Kenoi addresses lawmakers

Hawaii 24/7 Staff State lawmakers headed Wednesday to the Capitol to start their 4-month legislative session where the budget and preschool education likely will be among the top priorities. Senate Minority Opening Day Comments at the 28th State Legislature by State Senator Sam Slom Senate President Kim, Governor Abercrombie, distinguished former State Senators, guests and […]

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Awana to step down as Majority Floor Leader

MEDIA RELEASE Speaker Joseph M. Souki has announced that Rep. Karen Awana has resigned her position as Majority Floor Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives. Awana submitted a letter Friday resigning her position to the Speaker’s Office stating that she was grateful for the opportunity to serve on the House leadership team, however under […]

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No special session expected over vetoes

MEDIA RELEASE Earlier this week, Gov. Neil Abercrombie informed the state Legislature of his intent to veto nine bills passed during the 2013 legislative session. After reviewing the bills and discussions with members of the Legislature, House Speaker Joseph M. Souki and Senate President Donna Mercado Kim announced it does not appear at this time […]

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Lawmakers on Supreme Court rulings on same sex marriage

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie strongly supports the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor, which will now afford full federal rights to all couples married in states that allow same sex marriage. Abercrombie said: “In Hawaii, we believe in fairness, justice and […]

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