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Public Opinion on the UN - What the Pollsters Forget to Ask (Barbara Farwell)
Legislative Reform: Consensus
State Convention: Flight into the Future - Hawaii's Economy
Proposed State Officer Slate 1977-79
Proposed Bylaw Changes
Proposed Program
Proposed Budget - Fiscal Year 1977-78
Legislative Log (Muriel Roberts)

Legislative Reform: Consensus

Based on extensive study and a poll of our membership, the LWV of Hawaii has come to the following consensus on legislative reform:

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii believes that changes in our present legislative structure are necessary to insure more responsiveness, openness, and efficiency in government.

We favor a part-time legislature, meeting in a split session to permit a recess after bills are introduced so that legislators and constituents may have time to consider and study the proposed legislation.

We support procedures which would eliminate duplication of bills and limit the number of bills introduced in a session. We further support a limit on terms in order to preserve the concept of a citizen legislature.

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