The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


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Hawaii Gubernatorial Headlines:


COMMENTARY: State has budget surplus, but don’t get any big ideas (Star Advertiser, 12/8/13)
State budget surplus rebound reaches $844M (Star Advertiser, 12/7/13)
Governor wants to invest state’s $844M surplus in preschool, pension system (Civil Beat, 12/6/13)
Abercrombie announces $1.1B fiscal turn-around since 2011 (KHON2, 12/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislature mulls options to control a rogue HCDA (Star Advertiser, 12/6/13)
Hawaii gov to request $40M to conserve land at Turtle Bay Resort (Civil Beat, 12/5/13)
State agency clips economic growth forecast as tourism declines (Star Advertiser, 12/5/13)
Minister and partner to wed in isles’ first gay marriages (Star Advertiser, 12/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Counties can legally regulate ag practices (Star Advertiser, 12/1/13)


New bipartisan caucus aims to get young voters involved (Star Advertiser, 11/29/13)
Hawaii Future Caucus wants to increase govt openness, participation (Civil Beat, 11/29/13)
Hawaii gay marriage law faces another court challenge (On Top, 11/29/13)
Same-sex couples get set to marry in Hawaii (AP, 11/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Hawaii’s best selling point for Obama library? Waves (Star Advertiser, 11/29/13)
Hunting show stirs criticism, scrutiny from state (Star Advertiser, 11/28/13)
COMMENTARY: ‘Reconciliation’ eludes Hawaiians (Star Advertiser, 11/27/13)
Rep. McDermott wants judge to reconsider gay marriage lawsuit (Civil Beat, 11/27/13)
History Channel’s ‘American Jungle’ in trouble with Hawaii governor (Huff Post, 11/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Health Connector needs to be overhauled (Star Advertiser, 11/26/13)
Governor critical of override (The Garden Island, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Common Cause Hawaii dismisses public interest in special session (Star Advertiser, 11/25/13)
GMOs spark power struggle between state and counties (Star Advertiser, 11/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Ag regulations must originate at state level (Star Advertiser, 11/24/13)
US apology still weighs on Native Hawaiian activists (Star Advertiser, 11/23/13)
Schatz campaign picks up more union support (Civil Beat, 11/23/13)
Why hasn’t Hanabusa raised more month for senate campaign? (Civil Beat, 11/22/13)
Off the beat: What lows did Hawaii Rep. Tom Brower break? (Civil Beat, 11/22/13)
Lawmakers scrutinize Office of Hawaiian Affairs over land deals (Civil Beat, 11/22/13)
Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange Executive Director quits (Civil Beat, 11/22/13)
COMMENTARY: State’s top court could use Native Hawaiian insight (Star Advertiser, 11/22/13)
Rebellion against use of GMOs may compel governor to intervene (Star Advertiser, 11/21/13)
Solar energy widely supported among isle voters, poll shows (Star Advertiser, 11/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Work to improve public access at the Legislature (Star Advertiser, 11/20/13)
Hawaii bishop: Same-sex marriage a ‘manufactured’ civil right (Catholic San Francisco, 11/20/13)
State seeks solutions for prisons (Star Advertiser, 11/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Veto override just the start over Kauai’s GMOs (Star Advertiser, 11/19/13)
EDITORIAL: GMO action begs better state policy (Star Advertiser, 11/19/13)
VIDEO: Cayetano drops support for Abercrombie, backs Ige (Hawaii News Now, 11/18/13)
Winning arguments: Hawaii lawmakers’ speeches on gay marriage (Civil Beat, 11/18/13)
Abercrombie agriculture director leaving, will help Hanabusa campaign (Civil Beat, 11/18/13)
Attempt to close primaries a vote for less participation (Star Advertiser, 11/17/13)
Abercrombie loses support of former ally Cayetano (Star Advertiser, 11/17/13)
Kauai Council overrides mayor’s veto of anti-pesticide, GMO bill (Star Advertiser, 11/16/13)
Kauai Council fills ranks ahead of override vote (Star Advertiser, 11/16/13)
Marketplace signs up 257 in first month (Star Advertiser, 11/16/13)
Judge’s decision clears way for gay marriages (Star Advertiser, 11/15/13)
Judge turns away Democratic Party’s bid to dismantle open primary (Star Advertiser, 11/15/13)
Kauai Council delays vote on veto of pesticide bill (Star Advertiser, 11/15/13)
Meanwhile at the Capitol, a huge payout to unions (Star Advertiser, 11/15/13)
Judge refuses to block Hawaii’s same-sex marriage law (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
Kauai Council in recess until Saturday without vote on veto override (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
Governor signs landmark law (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
Yet another campaign fundraiser for Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 11/14/13)
State pension fund makes gains, hits record $12.9B (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Truly a new day for equal rights (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Marriage equality assured, more difficult goals remain (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
COMMENTARY: CGI has performed well for tax office and health care website (Star Advertiser, 11/14/13)
Opponents feel wronged by Capitol (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Passage clears up matters of concern (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
The fight for marriage equality (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Right to wed (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Same-sex marriage questions (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Abercrombie signs same-sex marriage bill into law (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Hawaii becomes 15th state to legalize gay marriage (Reuters, 11/13/13)
Abercrombie to sign same-sex marriage bill into law (Star Advertiser, 11/13/13)
Abercrombie will sign gay marriage bill Wednesday (Star Advertiser, 11/12/13)
Young girl’s story brought home reality of gay families (Star Advertiser, 11/12/13)
Senate forecast to approve, governor to sign, gay marriage bill today (Star Advertiser, 11/12/13)
Courtroom will become next venue in fight over matrimony (Star Advertiser, 11/10/13)
Senate will accept House version of marriage bill (Star Advertiser, 11/10/13)
EDITORIAL: State wasting cash but no one accepts blame (Star Advertiser, 11/10/13)
COMMENTARY: After much examination, historic law coming due (Star Advertiser, 11/10/13)
Sides sought calm even as emotions pulsed in Capitol (Star Advertiser, 11/9/13)
Measure sweeps through House (Star Advertiser, 11/9/13)
State House approves same-sex marriage bill (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
OPINION: Ethics agency needs more autonomy (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
Judge open to claim from marriage equality opponents (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
TV stations on several islands will air hearing (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Ige’s campaign to succeed Abercrombie not so quixotic (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
Senate leans toward House form of bill (Star Advertiser, 11/8/13)
Clamorous throng persists as lawmakers deliberate (Star Advertiser, 11/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Marriage equality path clear as ever (Star Advertiser, 11/7/13)
CGI can bid on $32M contract to redo tax system (Star Advertiser, 11/7/13)
Kim announces run for US House seat (Star Advertiser, 11/7/13)
Judge says he will hear challenge if Hawaii legalizes gay marriage (Star Advertiser, 11/7/13)
Full House to cast key vote (Star Advertiser, 11/6/13)
State House advances same-sex marriage bill after long session (Star Advertiser, 11/6/13)
House panels pass gay marriage bill after 55 hours of testimony (Star Advertiser, 11/5/13)
Gay-marriage opponents stall hearing (Star Advertiser, 11/5/13)
House looks to Connecticut marriage law as model for Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 11/3/13)
Isle health insurance enrollment via website still unclear (Star Advertiser, 11/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Gay marriage won’t pack political punch it once did (Star Advertiser, 11/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Session on gay marriage spurs people to get involved (Star Advertiser, 11/3/13)
Group asks court to stop governor from signing marriage bill (Star Advertiser, 11/3/13)
Governor appointed to president’s climate task force (Star Advertiser, 11/2/13)
Meeting set on veto of Kauai GMO bill (Star Advertiser, 11/2/13)
Testimony in House on gay marriage to enter third day (Star Advertiser, 11/2/13)
Kauai mayor vetoes pesticides bill (Star Advertiser, 11/1/13)
More than 5,000 sign up to testify on gay marriage bill in House (Star Advertiser, 11/1/13)
Same-sex marriage testimony attracts thousands (Star Advertiser, 11/1/13)
Political plotting includes GOP bombing own coalition (Star Advertiser, 11/1/13)
Interim Board of Education officials OK’d by Senate panel (Star Advertiser, 11/1/13)


Website link to submit same-sex marriage testimony restored (Star Advertiser, 10/31/13)
Republican lawmaker files lawsuit to stop Hawaii gay-marriage bill (AP, 10/31/13)
Bill limiting pesticide use on Hawaii island is vetoed (New York Times, 10/31/13)
Tapped for state Land Board, developer withdraws name (Star Advertiser, 10/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Maintain tradition of love and right to marry, for all couples (Star Advertiser, 10/31/13)
Senate passes same-sex marriage bill (Star Advertiser, 10/31/13)
Kauai mayor vetoes measure to limit pesticides, GMOs (Star Advertiser, 10/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Never forget the value of freedom of religions (Star Advertiser, 10/30/13)
State Senate passes gay marriage bill, sending it to the House (Star Advertiser, 10/30/13)
Environmental movement rises to power in Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 10/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Government leaders fail us, but are never held to account (Star Advertiser, 10/29/13)
Emotions rule as advocates, opponents voice their views (Star Advertiser, 10/29/13)
Governor pulls back nomination for environmental agency leader (Star Advertiser, 10/29/13)
Fervent assemblies precede session (Star Advertiser, 10/28/13)
Libertarians support equal rights of same-sex couples (Star Advertiser, 10/28/13)
COMMENTARY: History teaches a rush to legislate could backfire (Star Advertiser, 10/28/13)
Souki rejects GOP move to cut Thielen from panel (Star Advertiser, 10/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Same-sex weddings usher equality — and economics (Star Advertiser, 10/27/13)
COMMENTARY: It’s time: Equal rights to marriage (Star Advertiser, 10/27/13)
Fundraisers keep gov warm during the federal freeze (Star Advertiser, 10/27/13)
Gay marriage exemption ineffective, priest says (Star Advertiser, 10/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Keep tight lid on spending (Star Advertiser, 10/26/13)
Economic forecast lowers expectations (Star Advertiser, 10/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Much sound, decidedly less fury, on same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 10/25/13)
UH students show support for marriage equality (Star Advertiser, 10/25/13)
Receptive audience hears warnings on same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 10/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Respectful community dialogue crucial for same-sex marriage issue (Star Advertiser, 10/24/13)
EDITORIAL: HECO’s outdated corporate model leaves state with old technology (Star Advertiser, 10/23/13)
Draft bill gives slim exemption to churches (Star Advertiser, 10/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Matter of trust between gov, legislators does matter (Star Advertiser, 10/22/13)
OPINION: People must decide future of marriage in Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 10/20/13)
Leaders’ failure causes isles to lose out in GMO debate (Star Advertiser, 10/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Public accommodations and same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 10/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Golden rule should guide marriage issue (Star Advertiser, 10/20/13)
Trash-talking starts early for Schatz-Hanabusa race (Star Advertiser, 10/20/13)
Fight ramps up as special session nears (Star Advertiser, 10/19/13)
Ethics panel clears Caldwell team (Star Advertiser, 10/19/13)
UH agrees to hold off on center for Inouye (Star Advertiser, 10/18/13)
Federal shutdown hurts Hawaii in ways unseen (Star Advertiser, 10/18/13)
Preschool subsidies to fall short (Star Advertiser, 10/17/13)
Schatz’s campaign is a winner, candidate tells would-be donors (Star Advertiser, 10/17/13)
Limits approved for genetically modified crops in Kauai, Hawaii (New York Times, 10/16/13)
Exemptions key in same-sex vote (Star Advertiser, 10/16/13)
Board of education request to legislature: $65M more, please (Star Advertiser, 10/16/13)
Hawaii Health Connector opens insurance marketplace (Civil Beat, 10/16/13)
Hawaii’s public records: Law’s creators didn’t expect cost to be an issue (Civil Beat, 10/15/13)
Grassroot Institute: Hawaii governor shouldn’t charge public for his travel records (Civil Beat, 10/15/13)
Hawaii AG: Legislature has ‘constitutional authority’ to enact gay marriage (Civil Beat, 10/15/13)
As shutdown continues, Hawaii’s governor flies to DC (Civil Beat, 10/15/13)
Abercrombie names Tsutsui to spearhead Sports Initiative (Civil Beat, 10/15/13)
9th Circuit hears Hawaii campaign finance case (Courthouse News Service, 10/14/13)
The Governor’s travel records: Anatomy of a public records request (Civil Beat, 10/14/13)
Schatz widens fundraising lead over Hanabusa (Star Advertiser, 10/13/13)
Isle economy’s growth slowing (Star Advertiser, 10/13/13)
As primary elections loom, Democrats get to work (Star Advertiser, 10/13/13)
Same-sex union opponents urge referendum (Star Advertiser, 10/12/13)
State implements hiring freeze (Star Advertiser, 10/12/13)
State lags in listing premium prices on Hawaii Health Connector (Star Advertiser, 10/12/13)
Hawaii unlikely to reopen national parks during federal govt shutdown (AP, 10/11/13)
Rep. Oshiro discourages action on gay marriage during session (Star Advertiser, 10/11/13)
Panel hears finance law challenge (Star Advertiser, 10/10/13)
Hawaii lawmakers question Obamacare exchange delays (Hawaii Reporter, 10/10/13)
Congressional hopeful Takai now backs same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 10/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Limit power of money in elections (Star Advertiser, 10/9/13)
Judge hints at ruling in Democratic Party’s lawsuit (Star Advertiser, 10/8/13)
Isle GOP caught between shutdown and a hard place (Star Advertiser, 10/8/13)
House support for same-sex marriage in flux (Star Advertiser, 10/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Advocates of gay marriage need to be generous in victory (Star Advertiser, 10/6/13)
UH to seek $54M more from state (Star Advertiser, 10/5/13)
Tentative HGEA deal adds $276M to state’s price tag (Star Advertiser, 10/5/13)
Politicians taking note of worries about HCDA (Star Advertiser, 10/4/13)
As shutdown lengthens, Hawaii worries about federal reimbursements (Civil Beat, 10/4/13)
Deal made with HGEA on contract (Star Advertiser, 10/3/13)
Connector’s disconnections frustrate insurance hunters (Star Advertiser, 10/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Here are some ways to improve our public schools (Star Advertiser, 10/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Sen. Kim in US House race would change the dynamic (Star Advertiser, 10/1/13)


COMMENTARY: Call a special session to improve education in Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 9/30/13)
Mainland cash fuels anti-GMO fight (Star Advertiser, 9/29/13)
Amended ag bill passes Kauai panel (Star Advertiser, 9/29/13)
GMO bill spotlights Kauai’s unique brand of politics (Star Advertiser, 9/29/13)
Kauai Council committee votes 4-1 to approve amended bill on GMOs, pesticides (Star Advertiser, 9/28/13)
Hawaii ranks high in national study on progress for women (Hawaii Reporter, 9/28/13)
Hawaii Senate President considering bid for Congress (Civil Beat, 9/27/13)
HSTA board backs marriage equality; NJ judge rules for same-sex marriage (Civil Beat, 9/27/13)
VIDEO: Senate president expected to run for Congress (Hawaii News Now, 9/27/13)
Kauai pesticide critics fear state’s stance is ‘very vague’ (Star Advertiser, 9/27/13)
Gov in LA, NYC for fiscal meetings, then off to France for vacay (Civil Beat, 9/26/13)
OPINION: Open books on pesticide use (Star Advertiser, 9/26/13)
Dems paint open primary as flawed, burdensome (Star Advertiser, 9/26/13)
Abercrombie stirs pesticide debate (The Garden Island, 9/25/13)
Kauai pesticide fight triggers Big Island debate (Civil Beat, 9/25/13)
Gov wades into Hawaii pesticide debate as Kauai poised to take action (Civil Beat, 9/25/13)
Rep. McDermott: Let Hawaii voters decide gay marriage question (Civil Beat, 9/25/13)
Gov. Abercrombie appoints two to his executive staff (Civil Beat, 9/24/13)
Governor: State, not county, should tackle pesticides (The Garden Island, 9/24/13)
Abercrombie intervenes in Kauai’s fight on pesticides (Star Advertiser, 9/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Focus of marriage debate now about religious freedom (Star Advertiser, 9/24/13)
‘Glee’ star joins isle gay marriage rally (Star Advertiser, 9/24/13)
EDITORIAL: When UH asks for money, Legislature say no, no, no (Star Advertiser, 9/22/13)
State unveils plans’ premiums (Star Advertiser, 9/20/13)
Special session to determine fate of marriage license suit (Star Advertiser, 9/19/13)
Open primary is lawful, state says (Star Advertiser, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Exemption doesn’t protect our First Amendment rights (Star Advertiser, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: What does the Bard say to the governor? (Civil Beat, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Time for talk has passed; OK marriage equality now (Star Advertiser, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage bill needs more consideration (Star Advertiser, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: OHA doing well but always room for improvement (Star Advertiser, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage bill needs more religious protections (Star Advertiser, 9/17/13)
EDITORIAL: UH finances are getting murkier and more perilous (Star Advertiser, 9/17/13)
Cost of undersea cable put at $700M (Star Advertiser, 9/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Marriage bill needs more protections for religious freedoms (Star Advertiser, 9/15/13)
Constitutional amendment on gay marriage stirs questions (Star Advertiser, 9/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Marriage bill is fair, and clergy rights are preserved (Star Advertiser, 9/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Public deserves time to be heard (Star Advertiser, 9/15/13)
Governor puts his bets down on inter-island cable (Star Advertiser, 9/13/13)
School reform quixotic, report declares (Star Advertiser, 9/13/13)
OPINION: OHA putting its mission at risk (Star Advertiser, 9/13/13)
Lobbying expected to target members in House over same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 9/12/13)
Governor summons legislators to special session (Star Advertiser, 9/10/13)
Governor vows to install undersea cable despite opposition (Star Advertiser, 9/10/13)
Abercrombie calls for special session on same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 9/9/13)
Abercrombie: Marriage equality ‘the right thing to do’ for Hawaii (Civil Beat, 9/9/13)
OHA land buys done with little thought, audit says (Star Advertiser, 9/8/13)
Mufi sightings stir musings about his political future (Star Advertiser, 9/8/13)
House wraps up special session talks (Star Advertiser, 9/7/13)
Same-sex marriage: Isles’ bishop’s comments called offensive (Star Advertiser, 9/7/13)
Meeting set on draft of gay marriage bill (AP, 9/6/13)
The main obstacle for marriage equality: Divergent religious views (Civil Beat, 9/6/13)
Hawaii Legislature has votes to pass same-sex marriage (Civil Beat, 9/6/13)
Abercrombie poised to make decision on special session (Star Advertiser, 9/6/13)
Apocalyptic talk and serious issues at Big Island BMO ban debate (Civil Beat, 9/5/13)
Hawaiian recognition a key issue for Obama (Star Advertiser, 9/5/13)
OPINION: DHHL court master needed (Star Advertiser, 9/4/13)
Sierra Club unanimous in backing Schatz (Star Advertiser, 9/1/13)


House Dems to meet with Abercrombie over gay marriage (Star Advertiser, 8/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Backers ponder strategy for gay marriage proposal (Star Advertiser, 8/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Recent cases show state lousy at land management (Star Advertiser, 8/29/13)
Rally will push marriage equality (Star Advertiser, 8/27/13)
Isle schools need $34M boost, committee finds (Star Advertiser, 8/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Gay marriage paradigm shifts even as Hawaii stalls (Star Advertiser, 8/25/13)
Lawmaker changes mind about session on gay marriage (Star Advertiser, 8/23/13)
Hawaii island recovery finally catching up, economist says (Star Advertiser, 8/23/13)
Former leader of UH regents steps down before term ends (Star Advertiser, 8/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Former PUC chief in dubious position (Star Advertiser, 8/22/13)
Gay marriage vote awaits more vigorous majority (Star Advertiser, 8/22/13)
Gay-marriage backers wary of failing in special session (Star Advertiser, 8/22/13)
OPINION: Abercrombie’s main threat to re-election is his own ego (Star Advertiser, 8/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Sovereignty issue needs clarity (Star Advertiser, 8/21/13)
Religious exemption beefed up in draft legislation (Star Advertiser, 8/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Solid groundwork required before calling session (Star Advertiser, 8/20/13)
Calling for special session could open can of worms (Star Advertiser, 8/20/13)
House to gauge support for gay marriage law (Star Advertiser, 8/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Preschool initiative lacks needed details (Star Advertiser, 8/19/13)
Special session is expected (Star Advertiser, 8/19/13)
COMMENTARY: The public pension problem (Star Advertiser, 8/18/13)
New effort in pursuit of native rights has slow start (Star Advertiser, 8/18/13)
Ige takes personal route in first appeal for support (Star Advertiser, 8/18/13)
Gay marriage push gains steam (Star Advertiser, 8/17/13)
Supreme Court expected to weigh in on redistricting case (Star Advertiser, 8/16/13)
Oahu Democrats push ahead on gay marriage (Star Advertiser, 8/11/13)
OPINION: Balancing on political platforms (Star Advertiser, 8/11/13)
Oahu Democrats refuse to reprimand Sen. Mike Gabbard (Star Advertiser, 8/10/13)
Healthy economy will temper $684M sequester-related loss (Star Advertiser, 8/10/13)
Beyond the PLDC: Hawaii environmental legislation you may have missed (Civil Beat, 8/9/13)
Anderson is 4th Democrat to join race for US House seat (Star Advertiser, 8/9/13)
Hanabusa aide resigns amid FEC complaint (Star Advertiser, 8/8/13)
Poll: Hawaii voters support same-sex marriage (Civil Beat, 8/8/13)
Doing the math on Hawaii’s 1st District race (Civil Beat, 8/8/13)
Gov. Abercrombie to speak at ‘Cabinet in Your Community’ event in Kona (Big Island Now, 8/8/13)
OPINION: Reform process for DHHL hiring (Star Advertiser, 8/8/13)
Takai joins primary battle for state seat in US House (Star Advertiser, 8/8/13)
COMMENTARY: More power to Abercrombie, others who don’t act their age (Star Advertiser, 8/7/13)
Amid FEC complaint, Hanabusa aide Raymond resigns (Civil Beat, 8/7/13)
FEC complaint filed against Hanabusa Senate campaign (Civil Beat, 8/7/13)
Inouye vs. Abercrombie? (Civil Beat, 8/6/13)
Gov. Abercrombie releases $12.9M for National Guard, civil defense, health facilities (KHON2, 8/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Democratic Party rules forbid members from actively working against platform (Star Advertiser, 8/4/13)
Lingle, Abercrombie share talent for raising money (Star Advertiser, 8/4/13)
Giving it up for the Governor: Hawaii state employees fuel campaign (Civil Beat, 8/2/13)
Governor adds nearly $860,000 to re-election purse (Star Advertiser, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Golojuch corrals Democratic legislators who stray from party gospel on gay rights (Star Advertiser, 7/31/13)
A tale of two Hawaiis (Civil Beat, 7/31/13)
Special session coming for Hawaii marriage equality? (Civil Beat, 7/31/13)
Abercrombie pulls in $860,000 for re-election campaign (Civil Beat, 7/31/13)
Schatz, Hanabusa contest young but already muddled (Star Advertiser, 7/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Appointed Board of Education gives excessive influence to the governor (Star Advertiser, 7/28/13)
S&P loves state’s debt plan, but it might not be enough (Star Advertiser, 7/28/13)
OPINION: Democrats should maintain ‘big tent’ (Star Advertiser, 7/27/13)
2 legislators vex Dems on marriage (Star Advertiser, 7/26/13)
1998 Schatz flier stresses traditional marriage (Star Advertiser, 7/26/13)
Djou considering options as next election nears (Star Advertiser, 7/26/13)
New ocean management plan considers Native Hawaiian ‘cultural solutions’ (Star Advertiser, 7/26/13)
VIDEO: Ocean Resources Management plan signed by governor (Big Island Video News, 7/25/13)
UH profs: Same-sex marriage good for Hawaii (Civil Beat, 7/25/13)
Hawaii’s new ocean management plan is first to measure performance (Civil Beat, 7/25/13)
State lays out ocean management priorities (Star Advertiser, 7/25/13)
$147.8M released for transportation infrastructure, facilities (Civil Beat, 7/25/13)
Hawaii governor signs 2013 Ocean Resources management plan (E Turbo News, 7/25/13)
Gay marriage likely to wait until 2014 (Star Advertiser, 7/24/13)
Hawaii’s hanging chad: Political blood and gore (Civil Beat, 7/23/13)
Taking care of seniors a top priority — governor (Maui News, 7/23/13)
Al Gore endorses Schatz for Senate (Star Advertiser, 7/21/13)
Gubernatorial rivals wield big clubs in budget talks (Star Advertiser, 7/21/13)
OPINION: Same-sex marriage hear awaiting a 2014 takeoff (Star Advertiser, 7/19/13)
Ex-aide for Inouye quits job to join Hanabusa campaign (Star Advertiser, 7/19/13)
Petitioners want the right to throw the bums out (Civil Beat, 7/17/13)
Eat, pray, love — and lobby? — at the Legislature (Civil Beat, 7/16/13)
Legislative immunity blocks gay rights complaints, lawmakers say (Star Advertiser, 7/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Whither wind power in Hawaii? (Star Advertiser, 7/15/13)
Ige surprise and hot Schatz add spice to election season (Star Advertiser, 7/14/13)
Hawaii among targets of gay-marriage push (Bloomberg, 7/13/13)
Hanabusa garners $500,000 but Schatz takes in $911,000 (Star Advertiser, 7/12/13)
OPINION: Ige to find out whether nice guys always finish last (Star Advertiser, 7/12/13)
Challenge to redistricting plan again falls short in federal court (Star Advertiser, 7/12/13)
Sunny Hawaii is home to hottest Democratic primary (Politico, 7/11/13)
Hawaii ranked worst place to do business, CNBC says (Civil Beat, 7/11/13)
Repairing Oahu’s state highways is a group effort (Star Advertiser, 7/10/13)
Bills to encourage investment, curb birds are now laws (Star Advertiser, 7/10/13)
Schatz raises $911K for Senaate campaign (Star Advertiser, 7/10/13)
Sen. Ige will challenge Gov. Abercrombie in 2014 Democratic primary (Hawaii Reporter, 7/10/13)
VIDEO: Candidacy announcement could shake up Hawaii’s political landscape (KHON2, 7/10/13)
Sen. David Ige announces candidacy for governor (Star Advertiser, 7/10/13)
Governor signs feral bird feeding bill, vetoes 3 others (Star Advertiser, 7/9/13)
Gov. vetoes bills related to nursing, native wildlife, building code (Civil Beat, 7/9/13)
David Ige becomes the first challenger in Hawaii guv race (Civil Beat, 7/9/13)
Abercrombie gives Ige cordial welcome to gov race (Civil Beat, 7/9/13)
Ige to challenge Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 7/9/13)
Governor vetoes 3 bills passed by Legislature (KHON2, 7/9/13)
VIDEO: State senator announces intention to challenge Gov. Abercrocmbie (Hawaii News Now, 7/9/13)
Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie gets a primary challenger (Washington Post, 7/9/13)
VIDEO: Ige to challenge Abercrombie for governor in 2014 (KITV, 7/9/13)
Hawaii Island road projects botched by Gov. Abercrombie’s administration (Hawaii Reporter, 7/8/13)
OPINION: Isles’ gay marriage session should be sooner, not later (Star Advertiser, 7/7/13)
COMMENTARY: On long bath to marriage (Star Advertiser, 7/7/13)
New law requires health benefit payments (Star Advertiser, 7/4/13)
Hawaii ends ‘Pay-as-you-go’ approach for public employee pension system (Civil Beat, 7/3/13)
Abercrombie signs energy bills, eases solar for renters (Civil Beat, 7/3/13)
Abercrombie administration keeps lid on spending (Star Advertiser, 7/3/13)
Political stars shine at Hanabusa rally (Star Advertiser, 7/3/13)
Civil Beat poll – Let’s ban military-style assault weapons in Hawaii (Civil Beat, 7/3/13)
OPINION: Rewrite law on civil unions to call them gay marriages (Star Advertiser, 7/3/13)
Civil Beat poll – fewer than half of voters approve of Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 7/2/13)
State spends big on roads, gets poor return, study says (Star Advertiser, 7/2/13)
Against Schatz, Hanabusa applies guerrilla tactics (Star Advertiser, 7/2/13)
Civil Beat poll: A year out, Hawaii Senate race up for grabs (Civil Beat, 7/1/13)
Tax gains unclear from law shelving exemptions (Star Advertiser, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

OPINION: Better economy, few rivals big birthday gifts for gov (Star Advertiser, 6/30/13)
A House divided – Which way will Democrats in Hawaii go? (Civil Beat, 6/28/13)
Governor clears bill for clean energy loans (Star Advertiser, 6/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov and state’s tepid stand on same-sex marriage odd (Star Advertiser, 6/28/13)
Ruling magnifies call for same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 6/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Hawaii ready for marriage equality (Star Advertiser, 6/27/13)
New law will provide financing for renewable energy projects (Star Advertiser, 6/27/13)
Challenge of Hawaii state law raises key constitutional question on same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 6/27/13)
Abercrombie signs 7 agricultural bills, says Hawaii ag set for good position in world markets (AP, 6/26/13)
Gov. Abercrombie signs measures for animal protection (Hawaii Reporter, 6/26/13)
Should Hawaii expect flurry of gay marriages? (Civil Beat, 6/26/13)
Medical pot program shifts to health agency (Star Advertiser, 6/26/13)
Override session unlikely despite vetoes (Star Advertiser, 6/25/13)
Abercrombie signs early childhood education bill (AP, 6/25/13)
Abercrombie signs bills on marijuana, security (AP, 6/25/13)
VIDEO: Governor Abercrombie makes preschool promise by signing “School Readiness Bill” (Hawaii News Now, 6/25/13)
Another $2,000-a-head fundraiser for Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 6/25/13)
Abercrombie clears funds and preschool program’s expansion (Star Advertiser, 6/25/13)
Governor signs scaled-down preschool funding bill (Star Advertiser, 6/24/13)
Can Inouye’s ghost take down Sen. Brian Schatz? (Civil Beat, 6/24/13)
Abercombie identifies nine bills as candidates for vetoes (Big Island Now, 6/24/13)
9 bills make governor’s potential veto list (Civil Beat, 6/24/13)
Abercrombie tells Hawaii lawmakers of intent to veto nine bills from this year’s session (Pacific Business News, 6/24/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Abercrombie signs school readiness bill (KHON2, 6/24/13)
It may not be love, but governor leaves fewer bills in limbo (Civil Beat, 6/24/13)
Tax credit small but ‘better than a poke in the eye,’ lawmaker says (Star Advertiser, 6/24/13)
Members only: Hawaii Democratic Party seeks closed primary (Hawaii Reporter, 6/23/13)
More on the Democratic Party’s ‘Open Primary’ challenge (Hawaii Reporter, 6/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Open primaries serve Hawaii electorate best (Star Advertiser, 6/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Education leaders here have opportunity to improve teacher-preparation programs (Star Advertiser, 6/23/13)
Sen. Hirono making own luck, path with immigration (Star Advertiser, 6/23/13)
Governor signs bill offering mortgage aid (Star Advertiser, 6/22/13)
EDITORIAL: It’s an open-and-shut case: Open primaries preferable (Star Advertiser, 6/21/13)
Governor approves 2 bills on super PAC disclosures (Star Advertiser, 6/20/13)
GOP hopes sidewalk sale draws cash, fresh blood (Star Advertiser, 6/20/13)
Veto pen will be used sparingly, governor forecasts (Star Advertiser, 6/19/13)
Suit seeks closed primary election (Star Advertiser, 6/18/13)
Key union supports Schatz, while Hanabusa has Inouye (Star Advertiser, 6/18/13)
Law lets lobbyists share few details (AP, 6/18/13)
COMMENTARY: It’s a good time to seek marriage justice (Star Advertiser, 6/16/13)
Finance panel’s summer work puts heat on budget (Star Advertiser, 6/16/13)
Schatz garners support of HGEA for US Senate (Star Advertiser, 6/16/13)
Immigration helps explain our population (Star Advertiser, 6/14/13)
State frets about how best to help business in Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 6/14/13)
State pledges green future (Star Advertiser, 6/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Isle economy doing well, so Abercrombie will, too (Star Advertiser, 6/12/13)
Hawaii Teachers Union offers inside look at national trend (Civil Beat, 6/8/13)
UH to get interim president (Star Advertiser, 6/7/13)
Abercrombie gets IBEW local backing for re-election (Civil Beat, 6/7/13)
Governor enacts measure establishing ‘Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day’ (Hawaii Reporter, 6/7/13)
Abercrombie releases $41M for capital improvements in Hawaii (Pacific Business News, 6/7/13)
Funds released for Kohala Hospital, Kamuela Ag facility projects (Big Island Now, 6/7/13)
Did Hawaii’s energy reform leave consumers vulnerable? (Civil Beat, 6/6/13)
Probation that works (Slate, 6/5/13)
IRS probes former GOP leader’s ties to Maui Tea Party (Hawaii Reporter, 6/4/13)
Hawaii medical pot bills likely to be signed (Civil Beat, 6/4/13)
Feds unveil how Obama’s preschool plan would fund Hawaii efforts (Civil Beat, 6/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Abercrombie and Caldwell go together like rice and poi (Star Advertiser, 6/2/13)
State removes limit on assets for recipients of welfare cash (Star Advertiser, 6/2/13)

MAY 2013

Lt. governor, appointed to job, now seeks voters’ support (Star Advertiser, 5/31/13)
Legislators encouraged to revisit HCDA mandate (Star Advertiser, 5/31/13)
Tsutsui announces run to keep lieutenant governor’s seat (Star Advertiser, 5/31/13)
Forecast shows increasing state revenues on way (AP, 5/30/13)
UH president sheds light on governor’s interference (Star Advertiser, 5/29/13)
Picking new UH president is off to a dispiriting start (Star Advertiser, 5/28/13)
Hawaii bromance: Caldwell and Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 5/28/13)
Should Hawaii be exempted from the Jones Act? Lawsuit says yes (Civil Beat, 5/28/13)
DHHL reform process already point of contention (Star Advertiser, 5/28/13)
VIDEO: New law spurs petition by Native Hawaiian activists (KITV, 5/28/13)
Bill would mandate payments by state and counties to employee health trust fund (Star Advertiser, 5/27/13)
COMMENTARY: House speaker wields gavel — and much political clout (Star Advertiser, 5/24/13)
State GOP calls for Kim to face ethics inquiry (Star Advertiser, 5/23/13)
Lawmakers will seek answers from DHHL after audit (Star Advertiser, 5/22/13)
Luke gives agencies notice: Loose fiscal times are over (Star Advertiser, 5/21/13)
Isle Republicans must build unity, top members say (Star Advertiser, 5/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislative loose ends (Star Advertiser, 5/19/13)
Lt. Gov. Tsutsui still working out new alliance with governor (Star Advertiser, 5/19/13)
Attempt to save PLDC staffers (Star Advertiser, 5/19/13)
Hawaii GOP: ‘Republicans will rise again’ (Civil Beat, 5/18/13)
HSTA drops labor complaint against state (Star Advertiser, 5/18/13)
Staff shortage, varied filings tie up rail cash, state says (Star Advertiser, 5/17/13)
State pension fund is on track to top annual targeted return (Star Advertiser, 5/17/13)
Isle tea party groups criticize IRS for singling them out (Star Advertiser, 5/16/13)
State officials slack on costs, contracts (Star Advertiser, 5/16/13)
Errors scrub sign-up for insurance (Star Advertiser, 5/14/13)
Choice to buy medicine locally awaits gov’s nod (Star Advertiser, 5/14/13)
Oahu Democrats show frustration with Legislature (Star Advertiser, 5/12/13)
Statements show movement toward marriage equality (Star Advertiser, 5/12/13)
Gay-marriage stance dogs Hanabusa (Star Advertiser, 5/12/13)
EMILY’s List backs Hanabusa for Senate (Star Advertiser, 5/8/13)
Governor’s legislative defeat puts tots in educational bind (Star Advertiser, 5/6/13)
Legislators set sights on 2014 (Star Advertiser, 5/6/13)
State police union endorses Schatz in US Senate race (Star Advertiser, 5/4/13)
State’s funding refusal frustrates UH head (Star Advertiser, 5/4/13)
VIDEO: Hanabusa confirms candidacy (Star Advertiser, 5/3/13)
Session ends with legislators praising joint effort (Star Advertiser, 5/3/13)
GOP politician switches parties (Star Advertiser, 5/2/13)
COMMENTARY: To dislodge old guard, young Dems must do battle (Star Advertiser, 5/1/13)
Legislators fail to reform solar tax credit (Star Advertiser, 5/1/13)
Ballot will ask voters to let state fund private preschool (Star Advertiser, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Abercrombie start campaign by pointing to budget surplus (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
Senator misses vote, dooming election bill (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
Counties, state and UPW sign contract (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislature wrapping up in a conservative mood (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
Mediation requirement stalls in Legislature (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
Lawmakers’ squabble dooms $175M in revenue bonds (Star Advertiser, 4/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Effort to privatize state hospitals begged many questions (Star Advertiser, 4/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Plan to provide early education is strong, fiscally responsible (Star Advertiser, 4/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Locking down the primary (Star Advertiser, 4/28/13)
Political drama shifts from contract talks to campaigns (Star Advertiser, 4/28/13)
OPINION: Senate race is crossroads for Democrats (Star Advertiser, 4/28/13)
$116M OK’d for teachers’ contracts (Star Advertiser, 4/27/13)
Minimum-wage hike proposal falls short (Star Advertiser, 4/27/13)
Preschool program gets shelved (Star Advertiser, 4/27/13)
Minimum wage increase falters as legislative deadline passes (Star Advertiser, 4/26/13)
Lawmakers flunk teachers’ tax credit (Star Advertiser, 4/26/13)
Schatz-Hanabusa clash reveals Democratic divide (Star Advertiser, 4/26/13)
Lawmakers OK $6M for growth initiative (Star Advertiser, 4/26/13)
Joining the races (Star Advertiser, 4/24/13)
Hawaii Democrats file lawsuit to tighten grip on power (Star Advertiser, 4/24/13)
Lawmakers forge deal on budget, pledging $23.7B over 2 years (Star Advertiser, 4/24/13)
Another race-tinted showdown in Hawaii (Washington Post, 4/23/13)
Governor signs emergency contraception bill (Star Advertiser, 4/23/13)
Bill finally becomes clear for public worker contracts (Star Advertiser, 4/23/13)
Hanabusa will run for Senate against incumbent (Star Advertiser, 4/23/13)
State should end Medicaid managed-care model (Star Advertiser, 4/21/13)
Hawaii lawmakers to conclude budget negotiations (The Garden Island, 4/21/13)
Public-worker union, state reach deal (Star Advertiser, 4/20/13)
HGEA: Tentative agreement reached with state, county governments (Civil Beat, 4/20/13)
State legislators defer hospitals’ privatization (Star Advertiser, 4/20/13)
Lawmakers kill bill to limit Hawaii candidate pool (AP, 4/19/13)
Hawaiian Home Lands Dept gets new deputy director (Civil Beat, 4/19/13)
Legislature looks to give judges raises, restore some judiciary services (Civil Beat, 4/19/13)
Schatz federal campaign report: A who’s who of Hawaii’s biggest names (Civil Beat, 4/19/13)
UPW, state reach tentative agreement on four-year contract (Star Advertiser, 4/19/13)
Hanabusa met with DSCC about primary vs. Schatz (Washington Post, 4/19/13)
Teacher evaluations in focus now that new contract is a done deal (Star Advertiser, 4/19/13)
Constitutional amendment drafted to allow preschool to be publicly funded (Star Advertiser, 4/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Hawaii GOP needs to put the horse before the cart (Star Advertiser, 4/19/13)
Hawaiian Home Lands slammed (Star Advertiser, 4/18/13)
Hawaii teachers ratify pay increase deal (Maui Now, 4/18/13)
Abercrombie mends fences on Maui (Maui Weekly, 4/18/13)
Abercrombie, HSTA sign contract after teachers ratify deal (Star Advertiser, 4/18/13)
Teachers approve new 4-year contract (Star Advertiser, 4/18/13)
Union: Labor dispute ended with signing of new teacher contract (Civil Beat, 4/18/13)
Landslide victory for new Hawaii teachers contract (Civil Beat, 4/17/13)
Hawaii lawmakers clear way to reopen Big Island prison in budget talks (Civil Beat, 4/17/13)
VIDEO: Teachers overwhelmingly approve new contract (Hawaii News Now, 4/17/13)
Hawaii lawmakers defer decisions on early ed bills (Civil Beat, 4/17/13)
Hawaii Dems to sue over open primary voting system (Star Advertiser, 4/17/13)
Bill boosts public campaign funds (Star Advertiser, 4/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Super PACs should expand disclosures (Star Advertiser, 4/16/13)
Hawaii Legislature votes to repeal PLDC (Pacific Business News, 4/16/13)
Abercrombie has the power of incumbency in his favor (Star Advertiser, 4/16/13)
PLDC repeal heads to governor for OK (Star Advertiser, 4/16/13)
Hanabusa campaign fundraising falls short of what Schatz has reported (Civil Beat, 4/15/13)
Off the Beat: Have public records angels possessed Neil Abercrombie? (Civil Beat, 4/15/13)
‘Hard choices’ put state on improved fiscal path, Gov. Abercrombie says (Star Advertiser, 4/15/13)
OPINION: Commit to fixing funding liability (Star Advertiser, 4/15/13)
Super PACs must list top donors under bill (Star Advertiser, 4/14/13)
Abercrombie pushes for early childhood education (The Garden Island, 4/14/13)
Polls place fear-mongering, fundraising high on agenda (Star Advertiser, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislature’s hottest topics get left on the back burner (Star Advertiser, 4/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Early education will help build better future (Star Advertiser, 4/14/13)
Full plate greets Gov. Abercrombie on Kaua’i trip (The Garden Island, 4/13/13)
Health fund tops budget priorities (Star Advertiser, 4/12/13)
Schatz raises $1M for Senate campaign (Star Advertiser, 4/11/13)
Top lawmakers hesitant to spend (Star Advertiser, 4/10/13)
Valley Island welcomes Gov’s cabinet with aloha (Civil Beat, 4/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Ban fundraisers during session (Star Advertiser, 4/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Raising minimum wage is economically and morally correct (Star Advertiser, 4/10/13)
Legislators force delay of amended Hawaiian bill (Star Advertiser, 4/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should vote on pay raises (Star Advertiser, 4/9/13)
OPINION: State’s expenses still need fixes before we can relax (Star Advertiser, 4/9/13)
Check, please: Hawaii legislators raising money during session (Civil Beat, 4/9/13)
Hawaii has budget contingency fund, but where’s the task force? (Civil Beat, 4/8/13)
Waiting for Colleen (Civil Beat, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Early education needs more public funding (Star Advertiser, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Solar tax credits a form of corporate welfare (Star Advertiser, 4/7/13)
EDITORIAL: In Inouye’s absence, state loses big federal projects (Star Advertiser,4/7/13)
Fixes set for corrections system (Star Advertiser, 4/5/13)
OPINION: Sometimes the Legislature has to be saved from itself (Star Advertiser, 4/5/13)
Senate OKs 2-year budget that would spend $24B (Star Advertiser, 4/5/13)
Schoolteachers’ tax credit OK’d (Star Advertiser, 4/4/13)
House abandons bill to decriminalize pot (Star Advertiser, 4/4/13)
Inouye projects supported, Schatz says (Star Advertiser, 4/4/13)
UH Regents receive an earful before appointees gain Senate panel’s backing (Star Advertiser, 4/3/13)
OPINION: Hawaii doesn’t need Election Day voter registration (Star Advertiser, 4/3/13)
Finance panel OKs preschool legislation (Star Advertiser, 4/3/13)
Law creating developer of public land nears repeal (Star Advertiser, 4/2/13)
OPINION: Abercrombie not doing well in attempts to raise taxes (Star Advertiser, 4/2/13)
A push for state-run preschools in Hawaii (Honolulu Magazine, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

Schatz kicks off election campaign by working to build political bonds (Star Advertiser, 3/31/13)
School labor peace comes as concessions abound (Star Advertiser, 3/31/13)
EDITORIAL: Dial back borrowing for roads repairs (Star Advertiser, 3/31/13)
State budget full of intrigue — and political strategies (Star Advertiser, 3/31/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t raise film industry tax credit (Star Advertise, 3/29/13)
Isle GOP wants to rebrand itself to show how much it cares (Star Advertiser, 3/29/13)
Senate’s budget plan funds preschool (Star Advertiser, 3/28/13)
Same-sex marriage study gets initial approval (Star Advertiser, 3/26/13)
EDITORIAL: HSTA, state must learn from errors (Star Advertiser, 3/26/13)
OPINION: Teacher goodwill over pact may not win governor votes (Star Advertiser, 3/26/13)
Union to drop complaint if teachers OK new pact (Star Advertise, 3/26/13)
Governor, teachers reach contract accord (Star Advertiser, 3/25/13)
Tax relief on table for Hawaii House (Star Advertiser, 3/25/13)
Failed education bills demoted to resolutions (Star Advertiser, 3/25/13)
Hawaii teachers union reaches deal with state on new contract (Civil Beat, 3/24/13)
Hawaii in unique position to adopt early childhood education system (Star Advertiser, 3/24/13)
Hawaii House rightly exercising fiscal restraint (Star Advertiser, 3/24/13)
Political hope springs eternal for higher office (Star Advertiser, 3/24/13)
OPINION: Marriage equality rightfully would benefit all committed couples (Star Advertiser, 3/24/13)
OPINION: Public debate, not a handful of justices, should define marriage (Star Advertiser, 3/24/13)
Bipartisan group seeks limited exemption from Jones Act (Star Advertiser, 3/23/13)
House panel rejects gambling study (Star Advertiser, 3/23/13)
Ed reform puts millions of dollars in pockets of private consultants (Civil Beat, 3/22/13)
Hawaii gun registrations hit record (Star Advertiser, 3/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Maybe presidential library should be at Sandy Beach (Star Advertiser, 3/22/13)
Hawaii elections may soon get public funding, more transparency (Civil Beat, 3/21/13)
Why is Hawaii the only state without a statewide police standards board? (Civil Beat, 3/21/13)
Senate reconsiders, will hear GMO bill (Star Advertiser, 3/20/13)
DOE chief of finance frets cuts to budget by House (Star Advertiser, 3/20/13)
Governor appoints trio to UH Board of Regents (Star Advertiser, 3/20/13)
Hawaii fight over GMO labeling turns ugly (Civil Beat, 3/19/13)
2% pay raises advocated for top officials, judges (Star Advertiser, 3/19/13)
Schatz has little time to show his stuff (Star Advertiser, 3/18/13)
Panel OKs contract for charter schools (Star Advertiser, 3/18/13)
Senate, House at odds on worker benefits (AP, 3/18/13)
Bills cleared to stem private money in elections (AP, 3/18/13)
Plan B bills are making their way through Legislature (Star Advertiser, 3/17/13)
Budget, public lands on Hawaii legislative agenda (AP, 3/17/13)
Battle for Obama library heats up (Civil Beat, 3/16/13)
Teachers take contract protest to Capitol (Star Advertiser, 3/15/13)
Hawaii Charter School Commission adopts accountability measures (Civil Beat,3/15/13)
OPINION: PLDC alternative worth a try (Star Advertiser, 3/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Election Day registration could increase voter turnout (Star Advertiser, 3/15/13)
Council upgrades it state revenue forecast for 2013 (Star Advertiser, 3/14/13)
Children and supporters rally for preschool education initiative (AP, 3/14/13)
Governor encouraged by Council on Revenues forecast (Hawaii 24/7, 3/14/13)
Early childhood education supporters rally at State Capitol (KHON2, 3/14/13)
Advocates urge lawmakers to commit to gov’s statewide preschool plan following initial success (AP, 3/14/13)
Souki-led House majority has delivered solid agenda (Star Advertiser, 3/13/13)
House passes $23 billion state budget (KITV, 3/13/13)
More money: Council on Revenues upgrades Hawaii fiscal forecast (Civil Beat,3/13/13)
Publicly funded elections would counter corporate power (Star Advertiser, 3/13/13)
Same-day registration could boost voter turnout (Star Advertiser, 3/12/13)
Good poll numbers present temptation for Hanabusa (Star Advertiser, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislators need to stay on frugal path (Star Advertiser, 3/10/13)
Honolulu mayor: Fuel tax hike is investment in the future (Star Advertiser, 3/10/13)
House panel’s budget aids worker health fund (Star Advertiser, 3/9/13)
Hawaii House Finance Committee approves budget (KHON2, 3/8/13)
Abercrombie’s initiatives move forward; further work necessary (Maui News, 3/8/13)
Hawaii to move forward with $46.4 million in capital improvements to state facilities (Pacific Business News, 3/8/13)
Hawaii lawmakers snip millions of dollars off governor’s budget request (Civil Beat, 3/8/13)
Abercrombie’s proposals gain steam in Legislature (AP, 3/7/13)
VIDEO: Wage, preschool bills pass review (Star Advertiser, 3/6/13)
Hawaii, teachers union agree to contract mediation (AP, 3/6/13)
Governor proclaims week to focus on harm of invasive species (Star Advertiser, 3/6/13)
Budget holds no raises for teachers, union says (Star Advertiser, 3/5/13)
Higher wages, tax break on table (Star Advertiser, 3/3/13)
Teachers bring contract protest to governor’s turf (Star Advertiser, 3/3/13)
Battle fatigue takes over war between gov and HSTA (Star Advertiser, 3/3/13)
Mediation educators win over skeptics (Star Advertiser, 3/3/13)
New development authority moves a step closer to reality (Star Advertiser, 3/2/13)
State prepared for federal cuts (Star Advertiser, 3/2/13)
Gov. Abercrombie and Disney hush-hush on special announcement (Honolulu Magazine, March 2013)
EDITORIAL: Partial publicly funded elections worth trying out (Star Advertiser, 3/2/13)
Gov. Abercrombie confident that state ready to absorb impact of federal cuts (AP, 3/2/13)
Gov. to establish ‘Sequestration Impact Response Team’ (KITV, 3/1/13)
Abercrombie wants $25 million fund to deal with federal cuts (Star Advertiser, 3/1/13)


Abercrombie sings praises of public-private alliances (West Hawaii Today, 2/28/13)
House panel advances bill for Election Day voter sign-up (Star Advertiser, 2/27/13)
Abercrombie’s contract quips steam teachers (Star Advertiser, 2/27/13)
COMMENTARY: PLDC disaster affirms why public distrust is deserved (Star Advertiser, 2/27/13)
New ID rules, understaffing prolong lines at state office (Star Advertiser, 2/27/13)
All-mail election proposals not getting needed votes (Star Advertiser, 2/26/13)
Abercrombie wants to give $20M to business entrepreneurs (Star Advertiser, 2/25/13)
Hawaii governor warns that sequestration will make Pearl Harbor less secure (Yahoo, 2/23/13)
Bill to ban imposed worker contracts deferred (Star Advertiser, 2/23/13)
Federal cuts forecast to slow isle economy (Star Advertiser, 2/22/13)
EDITORIAL: With jobs disappearing, gay marriage deserves a look (Star Advertiser, 2/22/13)
Gay Dems complain about marriage bill (Star Advertiser, 2/20/13)
Proposal to abolish PLDC breezes through state Senate (AP, 2/20/13)
Illegal immigrants might qualify for in-state tuition (Star Advertiser, 2/20/13)
Bill calls on candidates to prove political affiliation (Star Advertiser, 2/16/13)
State’s economy expected to heat up (Star Advertiser, 2/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Rich and famous have a friend in Hawaii Senate (Star Advertiser, 2/15/13)
Circuit Court’s ruling stands in teachers’ labor dispute (Star Advertiser, 2/15/13)
House voids PLDC, Senate likely to do same (Star Advertiser,2/15/13)
State’s pension fund falls short $8.4 billion (Star Advertiser, 2/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Public trust further eroded by antagonism about PLDC (Star Advertiser, 2/14/13)
Committees repeal land agency (Star Advertiser, 2/12/13)
House committee sidelines bill to allow gays to marry (Star Advertiser, 2/12/13)
PLDC must go, witnesses tell state (Star Advertiser, 2/10/13)
Lawmakers grill UH about tuition increases (Star Advertiser, 2/10/13)
Strife with state agency is laid bare in recording; Bullying is a part of the ‘unspoken politics’ in Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 2/9/13)
Early poll puts Hanabusa in lead over Abercrombie (Star Advertiser, 2/8/13)
DHHL nod withstands accusation (Star Advertiser, 2/7/13)
OPINION: Governor has failed to honor his commitment to education (Star Advertiser, 2/6/13)
Hawaii teachers want to raise taxes for education (AP, 2/5/13)
Abercrombie raises money for his agenda by jacking up taxes and fees (Civil Beat, 2/3/13)
Abercrombie raises $2M for re-election (AP, 2/2/13)
Democrats take peek at possible primary contests (Star Advertiser, 2/1/13)
Hawaii preschool initiative passes first test (Civil Beat, 2/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Legalizing gay marriage could backfire for gays (Star Advertiser, 2/1/13)
Rewritten charter school law raises its national ranking (Star Advertiser, 2/1/13)
Lawmakers punch holes in Hawaii’s shield law (Civil Beat, 1/31/13)
Abercrombie raises $2M toward re-election (Civil Beat, 1/31/13)
Bills would clip powers of UH board, president (Star Advertiser, 1/31/13)

Governor says move now on preschool program (Star Advertiser, 1/31/13)
Well-organized bun lobby is poised to fight restrictions, Hawaiian lawmaker says (Star Advertiser, 1/31/13)
Governor proposes increase in hotel room tax (Star Advertiser, 1/31/13)
Loyalty matters in local politics (Midweek Kauai, 1/30/13)
Gov. Abercrombie advocates for statewide preschool (AP, 1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: End the fuss, legislators, and make gay people equal (Star Advertiser, 1/30/13)
Hawaii among most regressive states for taxation (Star Advertiser, 1/30/13)
State power shifts make every bill problematic (Star Advertiser, 1/29/13)
Governor banks on bag fee, tax to save watershed (Star Advertiser, 1/29/13)
Gov. Abercrombie recognizes teacher’s commitment to excellence (Hawaii 24/7, 1/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Making most of state lands seems doable (Star Advertiser, 1/27/13)
On Politics: Gov’s speech ambitious but legislators to have last say (Star Advertiser, 1/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislature would be unwise to take up redefinition of marriage at this time (Star Advertiser, 1/27/13)
OPINION: Governor’s road to curing ‘virus’ starts with a mirror (Star Advertiser, 1/27/13)
Rights groups seek action on legalization of same-sex marriage (Star Advertiser, 1/26/13)
State dismisses HSTA’s latest offer as ‘fiscally unrealistic’ (Star Advertiser, 1/26/13)
Stricter ethics laws proposed for lawmakers and lobbyists (AP, 1/26/13)
Legislators urge reform to prevent poll errors (Star Advertiser, 1/26/13)
No penalty for election chief over ballot shortage and delays (Star Advertiser, 1/26/13)
Okino nixed for Ethics Board because of anti-gay remarks (Star Advertiser, 1/26/13)
Hawaii lawmakers push for marriage amendments (Star Advertiser, 1/25/13)
Hawaii lawmakers want to reform state elections (Star Advertiser, 1/25/13)

Abercrombie and Tsutsui look promising as a team (Star Advertiser, 1/25/13)
Governor wants firms to develop public land with state (Star Advertiser, 1/24/13)
Union membership slips nationally, grows in isles (Star Advertiser, 1/24/13)
Governor: Budget priority for coming year (The Maui News, 1/23/13)
State of the State highlights improving economy (The Garden Island, 1/23/13)
OPINION: Optimism welcome but choose wisely (Star Advertiser, 1/23/13)
‘A solid financial footing’: Excerpts from Gov. Abercrombie’s State of the State address (Star Advertiser, 1/23/13)
Workers favor, businesses wary of bill to raise minimum wage (Star Advertiser, 1/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Abercrombie’s challenge is making nice with unions (Star Advertiser, 1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Share revenues with counties (Star Advertiser, 1/22/13)
Abercrombie’s Jeopardy challenge: What is uninspiring (Civil Beat, 1/22/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Abercrombie focuses on budget, energy in State of the State (KITV, 1/22/13)
The text of Neil Abercrombie’s 2013 State of the State speech (Civil Beat, 1/22/13)
Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s 2013 State of the State speech (Governing, 1/22/13)
Ex-Gov. Waihee issues call for Native Hawaiian unity (Star Advertiser,1/21/13)
Isle residents struggle with restrictions on guns (Star Advertiser, 1/21/13)
PLDC proves too divisive, even for Abercrombie (Star Advertiser, 1/20/13)
Honolulu Mayor seeking funds from state (Star Advertiser, 1/20/13)
Isles’ economic recovery shapes State of the State (Star Advertiser, 1/20/13)
Gov proposes fee on sugary drinks (Star Advertiser, 1/19/13)
PLDC repeal on governor’s table (Star Advertiser, 1/18/13)
Legislative leaders seem aware of financial reality (Star Advertiser, 1/18/13)
Souki, Kim take different tones on new taxes (Star Advertiser, 1/17/13)
Governor seeks a legislative fix for Public Land Development Corp (Civil Beat, 1/17/13)
New leaders in the House mum on plan for the money (Star Advertiser, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislature must stay prudent (Star Advertiser, 1/16/13)
House dissident Dems reign as session opens (Star Advertiser, 1/16/13)
Legislature poised to get a lot done — or maybe not (Star Advertiser, 1/15/13)
Legislature set to open amid mild economic recovery (Star Advertiser, 1/14/13)
Pro, con forces gear up for PLDC fight at Legislature (Star Advertiser, 1/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Make preschool a priority, not a budget add-on (Star Advertiser, 1/13/13)
More residents support medical pot, survey finds (Star Advertiser, 1/13/13)
Commission to weigh report on Elections Office this month (Star Advertiser, 1/12/13)
Hanabusa, O’Reilly tangle over report (Star Advertiser, 1/12/13)
Raises for UPW worry state (Star Advertiser, 1/11/13)
Cayetano sees Hanabusa rising on political horizon (Star Advertiser, 1/11/13)
‘I will be speaker,’ Souki says (Star Advertiser, 1/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Abercrombie takes charge as political dust settles (Star Advertiser, 1/10/13)
Preschool program would close readiness gap, governor says (Star Advertiser, 1/10/13)
Hirono, Schatz renew quest for Native Hawaiian measure (Star Advertiser, 1/9/13)
Funding the missing link for Hawaii’s public preschool program (Civil Beat, 1/9/13)
House Dems to try settling leadership tiff (Star Advertiser, 1/8/13)
Souki’s alliance with GOP ruffles Democratic feathers (Star Advertiser, 1/8/13)
Bucking the boss: Former state environment chief clashed with Abercrombie (Civil Beat, 1/7/13)
Schatz to hone in on relevancy, forge relationships, build communications (Star Advertiser, 1/6/13)
Abercrombie presses need for preschool (Star Advertiser, 1/6/13)
Life in A.D. — after Dan —  goes on in changing Hawaii (Star Advertiser, 1/6/13)
Hirono eyes immigration reform and Hawaii’s role in national security (Star Advertiser, 1/6/13)
Senators placed on key committees (Star Advertiser, 1/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Protect Hawaii from fiscal fallout (Star Advertiser, 1/4/13)
COMMENTARY: New faces pulling levers but machine the same (Star Advertiser, 1/4/13)
OPINION: It was Abercrombie’s call, not Inouye’s, so he made it (Star Advertiser, 1/2/13)
Eyes on Congress, rail transit, teachers (Star Advertiser, 1/1/13)

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