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Last-minute deals leave public input in the dust


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2014

~~<p>The legislative process has been described as &quot;sausage-making.&quot; Lawmakers themselves use that self-deprecating term as an admission that the wheeling and dealing it takes to get a bill through is not a pretty process to watch.</p>
<p>The Hawaii State Legislature is wrapping up another session May 1, and its final week of upheaval hardly resembled any kind of process, pretty or otherwise. The tendency toward last-minute shenanigans was on full display.</p>
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The legislative process has been described as "sausage-making." Lawmakers themselves use that self-deprecating term as an admission that the wheeling and dealing it takes to get a bill through is not a pretty process to watch.

The Hawaii State Legislature is wrapping up another session May 1, and its final week of upheaval hardly resembled any kind of process, pretty or otherwise. The tendency toward last-minute shenanigans was on full display. Login for more...



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