For Thursday, January 16, 2014
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 16, 2014
~~<p><strong>A more serious Legislature, like it or not</strong></p>
A more serious Legislature, like it or not
There's still the occasional sushi pupu plate being filled at legislative opening-day gatherings in the halls of the state Capitol. But the pomp is not nearly what it used to be. The traditional session curtain-raiser parties got their most serious ratcheting-down in 2010, when everyone thought recessionary budget-slashing made lavish receptions in each office unseemly. But even before the financial crash, the party atmosphere had waned from the giddy heights of past decades. Login for more...