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An open letter to friends and former colleagues in the Senate:

March 13, 2013 Aloha Friends and Former Senate Colleagues, Good policy plus good politics – that elusive holy grail each of us who serve in public office seeks every day. What can we do that will make our communities better … Continue reading

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The Players, The Process, The Rules – lessons from the ‘Ledge’

Approximately 3,500 bills will be submitted during the upcoming 2011 legislative session that begins on January 19.  Upon sine die, in early May, approximately 200 of those bills will have passed successfully through the legislature. Many of these measures are … Continue reading

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On the meaning of leverage and other important lessons of the ‘Ledge’

I began learning the lessons of the legislature when first elected to the Kauai County Council some 12 years ago. Watching the current power struggle occurring in the House of Representatives reminded me of the basic rules that, whether one … Continue reading

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