Switch in State House leadership official

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The legislature began with a change in leadership in both chambers and a new role for House Republicans.

Donna Mercado Kim took over as Senate president.

And by voice vote, a majority of representatives officially elected Joseph Souki as House speaker, but not before supporters of outgoing speaker Calvin Say voiced their opposition.

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