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Hawaii's Pilot Fair Elections Program Underway
Submitted by Brian Allison on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 1:08pm.
The Los Angeles Times highlights the new pilot Fair Elections program available this election cycle to candidates for the Hawaii County Council contest. 
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Longtime Public Financing Activist Dies
Submitted by Monica Rober on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 3:19pm.
It is with great sadness that we report that Ira Rohter, who served as president of Hawaii Clean Elections, died yesterday morning.
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Parsing the Supreme Court Decision
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 2:02pm.
Analysis is trickling in about the impact the Supreme Court's recent decision on the Millionaire's Amendment will have on the "rescue funds" provision of existing and future Clean Elections laws.
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Trip to the Islands
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 2:43pm.
Common Cause President Bob Edgar is paying a visit to Hawaii in support of a bill that would bring Voter-Owned Elections, or full public financing of elections, to the Council Council races on the Big Island. Edgar is set to meet with Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle to ask for her support of the bill, which has been championed by public financing supporters at Voter Owned Hawaii.
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Hawaii Edges Closer
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 2:42pm.
Having passed out of the Hawaii Senate and House, a bill to create a pilot program of full public financing for county council elections on the Big Island now awaits approval by Governor Linda Lingle. The people at Voter-Owned Hawaii have been pursuing public financing for Hawaii's elections for many years -- I hope they'll soon be able to celebrate this victory!
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Hawaii Bill Lives!
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Fri, 04/25/2008 - 3:33pm.
Looks like the controversial amendment that might have doomed the Hawaii public financing pilot program has been taken out of the bill, and it's advancing down the road to approval by the state legislature. The bill would cover a full public financing pilot program for Big Island County Council elections to begin in 2010.
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