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Work to improve public access at the Legislature

By Carmille Lim

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2013

~~<p>The number of people who participated in the 2013 Legislature's recent special session was unprecedented. More than 25,000 pieces of testimony were submitted or presented orally; committee hearings lasted for several days; and hundreds gathered and camped out at the state Capitol.</p>
<p>Despite the volume of public participation, people have accused our Legislature of acting illegally. Hundreds of pieces of testimony included cut-and-paste statements about how the &quot;democratic process was not being upheld.&quot; This is a serious charge.</p>
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The number of people who participated in the 2013 Legislature's recent special session was unprecedented. More than 25,000 pieces of testimony were submitted or presented orally; committee hearings lasted for several days; and hundreds gathered and camped out at the state Capitol.

Despite the volume of public participation, people have accused our Legislature of acting illegally. Hundreds of pieces of testimony included cut-and-paste statements about how the "democratic process was not being upheld." This is a serious charge. Login for more...



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