5 things ahead this week in the Hawaii Legislature

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The top thing to watch for this week in the Hawaii state Legislature is what didn't notably happen last week: a promised meeting among House leadership to discuss possible censure of Rep. Faye Hanohano.

The Democrat representing Puna stirred controversy with apparent dismissive and hostile remarks to a college student at a public hearing and to Department of Land and Natural Resources staffers, as described in a letter from that department's head, William Aila, to House Speaker Joseph Souki. So far, no investigative or disciplinary meetings have been scheduled. That's expected to change.

Several of the most contentious bills of the session so far will also be discussed, including measures to jack up taxes on electronic smoking devices and to ban flavored tobacco products.

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