Hawaii Constitutional Convention Index

Date

Article title

Summary

Page # (scrapbook)
16.2.2

 

On the eve of Con Con vote...

A series of delegate and public opinions.

77

 

Rule Change is Proposed

A modification to the rules would allow delegates from minority groups to continue debates on the floor without fear of being cut off, requiring a two-thirds majority to end a debate.

73

5/21/1978 

Well-known name is
no guarantee to
a seat at Con Con

Election summary/results for those better-known Con Con delegate candidates.

33

7/23/1978

Con Con's timetable

Legally, the Con Con has no time limit but the pay period for delegates ends September 21st, four months after it began.

71

5/19/1978

ILWU supports five of its own and 76 others for Con Con seats

The ILWU endorsed 81 candidates for the Con Con election.

37

5/21/1978

Clear-cut issue not visible among Con Con winners

No primary issue has emerged as the dominant concern amongst delegates for this year's Con Con.

36

5/21/1978

PH: Feeding time

Photo of election worker preparing to put the ballots into the counting computer shortly after the polls closed.

30

5/21/1978

Here's the Con Con
election tally

Delegate election tally.

21

5/22/1978

Con Con messages

List of three messages written to the newly elected delegates to the Con Con.

39

5/22/1978

Labor does well in
Con Con vote

Half of the candidates endorsed by the labor union won the election for the Con Con.

37

5/21/1978

Meager Con Con voting puts moderate reform on agenda

Hawaii's voters were only interested in making a few changes to the Constitution as evidenced by the low voter turnout at the candidate elections.

35

5/21/1978

Moderate reform on tap

Covers the election of the convention delegates, specifically a few notable members of the local community.

3

5/21/1978

Neighbor Island delegates: a mixed bag of new and old

Covers election results from neighboring islands and the mixture of returning and new delegates.

32

5/21/1978

PH: Peeking Into the Future

Two young girls watch their mother cast a ballot in the Con-Con delegate elections.

30

5/21/1978

So, what's in a name?
For some, only defeat.

Discusses the winners and losers in last night's delegate election.

32

5/21/1978

The Vigil of Kathy Miyashiro:
In it to wire then - defeat/Defeated at the wire

Candidate Kathy Miyashiro awaits election results at her Con Con party amongst friends as results come back that she is in third place - a mere 25 votes from being in the winner's circle.

32

5/22/1978

Outlook for Con Con: few changes in store/Con Con forecast: minor waves on the sea of state

The public can expect, and does expect, to only see minimal changes being made to the state's Constitution.

36

5/22/1978

Political pros are scarce in '78 Con Con

Attorneys, businesspersons, educators, and union members make up a large portion of delegates at this year's convention. There are also far fewer professional politicians amongst the delegates this year than there were at the '68 convention.

33

5/24/1978

Oust Con Con winner,
Doi asked

Losing candidate Clarence Ching alleges that winner from his district, Warner Sutton, was not an actual resident of the district. Ching asked Lt. Gov. Doi to disqualify the delegate.

34

5/28/1978

Some delegates get
Con Con off to an early start

A large contingent of Oahu delegates met at the Ala Moana Hotel days before the official start of the Constitutional Convention in a meeting organized by state senators and delegates Donald Ching and Robert Taira. Meanwhile, a group of the delegates from Maui met with mayor Elmer Cravalho.

8

5/31/1978

Jockeying begins for
Con Con leadership

Some delegates started to plan their ideal convention leadership structure as another group began to consolidate support for their candidate, Waialua Sugar Co. president William Paty.

8

6/1/1978

Con Con names sugar exec interim leader

Waialua Sugar Co. president William Paty was elected as the executive interim leader of the Constitutional Convention by a majority of the state's delegates.

9

6/2/1978

Con Con's beginning

Sets the tone for the convention, stating the themes need to be openness, independence, and education.

39

6/2/1978

Revising the Constitution

Compares/contrasts the conservative and liberal approaches to constitutional revisions.

28

6/3/1978

Con Con chairman 'totally absorbed' with preparations

Convention chairman William Paty picked the old federal building as the site for the convention as one of his first official acts as chairman while Paty also gears up to announce his committee appointments.

10

6/9/1978

Con Con panel OKs
open vote for leader

The temporary rules committee for the convention met on June 8th and chose to adopt an open vote policy rather than have delegates vote by ballot for election positions.

10

6/10/1978

Paty admits some
delegate disaffection

Convention chairman William Paty, when speaking to the Honolulu Rotary Club, admitted that a small faction of delegates from the Independent party were upset by the majority faction's control over pre-convention organizing.

10

6/13/1978

Rules for Con Con
OK'd by committee

The temporary rules committee for the convention met and approved guidelines for running the convention by an 18-5 vote.

72

6/16/1978

Delegates to air rules
of Con Con

The guidelines recommended by the temporary rules committee are expected to be accepted by the delegates' caucus during today's Con Con session.

72

6/17/1978

Open election rejected for officers of Con Con

At the convention delegate caucus on June 16th, delegates adopted the rules of the convention after rejecting the proposed rule of open election of convention officers.

10

6/24/1978

A Con Con VP quits under fire in bitter battle

Michael Liu resigns after bitter fights ensued over his contested election. Liu was tied with his competition, Masako Ledward - the pick of the majority coalition.

6

6/27/1978

Independents rap
Con Con selections

Covers the Independent party delegates' dissatisfaction with Chairman Paty's committee assignments when they were not assignd to head any of the 16 committees.

6

6/28/1978

Con Con won't rock boat, irate independents predict

Independent party delegates predict that the proposals that could shake up and make big changes to Hawaii's political system will not get much air time as Independent delegates prepare for what they believe will be a maintenance of the status quo.

11

6/30/1978

Con Con appointments
protested

An Op-Ed written by delegate H. William Burgess detailing his dissapointment in chairman William Paty's committee appointments, namely, that no delegates from the Independent party were appointed to leadership positions.

11

6/30/1978

Con Con panel backs
Sutton in seat battle

Warner Sutton, whose qualifications are being disputed by losing candidate Clarence Ching, was backed by the convention credential's committee.

34

6/30/1978

Delegate assignments to committees made

 

23

6/30/1978

Minority faction challenging Paty for Con Con job

Independent delegates plan on challenging Chairman William Paty for Convention President with their own presidential candidate to demonstrate their anger against Paty's committee appointments

7

7/1/1978

Big Isle delegate
raps leadership

A delegate from Hilo predicts that the convention is headed for disaster in light of the "undemocratic leadership" by the temporary convention officers.

11

7/2/1978

A call to convene - or to battle?/Con Con conch shell - a signal for squabbling?

The Constitutional Convention is set to officially open with a blow from a conch shell in honor of the Hawaiian tradition signaling the coming of a noteworthy event - or, as the article posits, it might be a call to arms for the two adversarial delegate groups of "reformers" and "stand-patters."

11

7/2/1978

Con Con's top issue

As the first day of the convention gets closer, delegates and the general public question how open the discussion will be on all of the key proposals and express their concern that fairness, the top issue of the convention in light of the committee appointments, will be overlooked.

12

7/2/1978

Issues/Mechanics/
History/Proteus

Look back at the past, present, and future of the constitutional convention and constitution.

27

7/5/1978

Yes, yes -
it's the Con Con today

Documents the opening day of the convention - the concerns of the delegates, the overall sentiment of not wanting to provoke major change in the Constitution, and briefly discusses the issues of state spending and the environment that are on the docket for the convention.

2

7/6/1978

Con Con's beginning

 

12

7/6/1978

Con Con opens with fragile aloha/Con Con gets warmed up - and warned on discord

Article talks about how the opening ceremonies of the convention were warm and festive but noticeably lacking harmony as many delegates expressed apprehension regarding a predicted lack of cohesion and unity amongst the delegates in the days to come.

3

7/6/1978

Paty defeats bid by minority bloc
to remove him

Discusses the attempt of a small bloc of Independent delegates to remove (at the time) temporary chairman of the convention, William Paty, and their nomination of Walter Cabral. The attempt ultimately failed and Paty was voted in as the permanent chairman of the convention.

5

7/7/1978

Proposed amendment
for election of regents

Article discussing proposal for election rather than appointment of University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

18

7/8/1978

Con Con proposals
would back plan
for limited growth

Article discussing proposal supporting Gov. Ariyoshi's growth control program that places limits on government spending.

18

7/12/1978

$2.2 million Con Con budget wins near-unanimous approval

The $2.2 million budget appropriated by the legislature wins approval amongst delegates.

40

7/12/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/13/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/14/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/14/1978

Con Con has to
face ballot-writing deadline

Delegates were notified that their suggested amendments must be prepared by Sept. 20th if the proposals are to make it onto the Nov. ballot for public vote.

40

7/14/1978

Con Con needs
all of us

Article calls for continued citizen participation in the process of the Con Con.

74

7/17/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/18/1978

Con Con to vote today on $2.2 million budget

Delegates expected to vote in a measure providing a budget of $2.2 million.

40

7/18/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/19/1978

$2.2 million for Con Con; Paty gets budget authority

The Con Con delegates adopted a $2.2 million operating budget at yesterday's session.

40

7/19/1978

Convention monitors

Citizens Con Con Monitor has highlighted five issues which it will focus on getting placed on the ballot in November: initiative and referendum, limits on state spending, open primary, non-partisan AG, and merit selection of judges.

74

7/19/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/20/1978

Con Con extends proposal cutoff,
but can't get convention extended

Delegates self-imposed a July 31st cutoff deadline for introducing new proposals, giving themselves a seven-week timetable to decide which proposals will be placed on the general election ballot for voters to ratify.

71 (jumps from 40 to 71)

7/20/1978

Schedule/summary

 

78

7/21/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/24/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/25/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/26/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/27/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/28/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

7/28/1978

Poll: public should
guide delegates

Poll shows that Hawaii believes that delegates should be guided by public opinion rather than their own conscience/beliefs.

 

7/31/1978

Schedule/summary

 

79

8/1/1978

Time waits for no
Con Con:
'78 session behind
'68 pace/Con Con
trails '68 pace

Compared to the '68 Con-Con, the '78 session is behind schedule because of the amount of proposals inundating the delegates.

19

8/2/1978

The chief concern is the Con Con

Series of delegate opinions about their concerns surrounding the Con Con.

76

8/2/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/3/1978

PH: Trash can proposal

Trash can with a sign that reads: "Committee on superfluous proposals - IN."

14

8/3/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/4/1978

Delegate wants Isle to join in call for national Con Con

Delegate Laura Ching wants Hawaii to join in with other states calling for a national Con Con.

75

8/4/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/6/1978

Newsmen challenge mandated ethics code as unconstitutional

A proposed government sanctioned code of ethics on Hawaii's newsmen was described as unconstitutional.

85

8/7/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/8/1978

Advertiser says photo not 'biased'

Con Con delegate Gerald Hagino critized the Advertiser for running a photo of delegate John Waihee that he called degrading because he argued it reinforced negative Hawaiian steterotypes.

85

8/8/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/10/1978

Our delegate-candidates

A number (nearly a third) of Con Con delegates have failed as candidates in the state's regular elections.

34

8/10/1978

Schedule/summary

 

80

8/11/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/12/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/14/1978

Con Con group meets in caucus

Part of the majority coalition met in a closed caucus to discuss concerns about convention procedure and scheduling.

13

8/14/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/15/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/16/1978

Dissident delegates meet to 'lecture'
leader Paty

Delegates upset because they are claiming Convention President Paty not maintaining neutrality. The angry delegates met with Paty in a closed sssion in response to Paty's attendance at a closed caucus with the majority party held that previous Sunday.

13

8/16/2016

PH: Con consequence

The long and wearying hours of the convention can be seen on delegate Wallace Weatherwax and delegate Warner Sutton's faces.

14

8/16/1978

Delegate could face residency challenge

Convention secretary Haunani Ching, who listed a Kapahulu address as her official home, might be open to challenge because the house was actually rented out to tenants. Ching claims it was an ignorant mistake and that she has done nothing illegal.

34

8/16/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/16/1978

Shon asks House seat

Jim Shon, a Con Con delegate and president of Citizens Against Noise, is campaigning to be elected to a state House seat from District 11.

84

8/17/1978

PH: Window into
federal courtroom

Con-Con judiciary committee members discuss new method for picking state judges.

14

8/17/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/22/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/23/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/24/1978

Con Con proposal
would give minority more debate powers

Part of the rules approved by a Con Con committee give delegates from the minority faction more freedom to debate issues on the convention floor without fear of being cutoff by simple majorities.

73

8/25/1978

Con Con & alienation

A survey of public opinion reveals that citizens feel as if they have little say in how things are run in the state.

75

8/25/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/26/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/30/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

8/31/1978

PC: Finance committee/state debt

Political cartoon. Taxation/finance committee building a "shelter" over state debt.

15

8/31/1978

Schedule/summary

 

81

9/1/1978

PC: Shooting gallery

Political cartoon. Delegate taking aim at "initiative," "recall," and "referendum" in a shooting gallery aka the Con-Con.

15

9/1/1978

Schedule/summary

 

82

9/2/1978

Ariyoshi vows to be mum on Con Con work

Gov. Ariyoshi promises not to make his position on the issues of referendum and initiative known.

75

9/2/1978

Schedule/summary

 

82

9/6/1978

Schedule/summary

 

82

9/5/1978

Schedule/summary

 

82

9/6/1978

Legislative unit's work

Brief summary/commentary of the changes recommended by the Con Con committee on the Legislature.

84

9/8/1978

The Waikiki race:
some new faces,
same old problems/Waikiki race: issues persist

Documents the legislative race in Waikiki as the November election approaches.

84

9/9/1978

Con Con unit OKs
ballot form making it easier to vote 'yes'

Con Con committee approved a ballot format that makes it easier to vote "yes" than to vote "no" in response to expected anti-Con Con reception at the polls.

82

9/11/1978

Schedule/summary

 

82

9/12/1978

Con Con's proposals

Con Con risks further damaging its image with the proposal of a ballot that would make it easier to vote "yes" than "no."

83

9/12/1978

Panel may review
plan to leave 'no' off Con Con ballot

After criticism of its proposed modification, a Con Con committee will likely reconsider their approval of a ballot format that would make it easier to vote "yes" than to vote "no."

83

9/13/1978

Con Con ballot conference today

Elections administrator has asked for an AG's opinion on the legality of a Con Con committee's proposed ballot change that would make it easier to vote "yes" than "no."

83

9/14/1978

Con Con panel
switches signals,
decides to allow
blanket 'no' vote

Reversing their earlier proposal, a Con Con committee unanimously recommended that voters be able to vote a blanket "no."

83

9/14/1978

PC: Con-con >
Major community concerns.

Political cartoon. Con-con in human form sits on top of "major community concerns" in human form and asks, "what are you mad at me for? I haven't done anything."

15

9/19/1978

Con Con settles on
116 proposals/Con Con approves 116 proposals

Con Con delegates have finally decided on 116 proposed Constitutional Amendments.

89

9/20/1978

Con Con gives voters a chance to curtail
costs of government

Given the predictions that no radical reform or changes to the Constitution would be made, this year's Con Con presented a surprising amount of proposed changes.

90

9/20/1978

Con Con's work

Evaluates the work accomplished by delegates during the '78 session of the Con Con.

89

9/20/1978

Con Con '78 -
the box score

Graphic. Shows which major Con Con issues passed/failed.

89

9/20/1978

Young Turk emerges
at Con Con/Waihee

Talks about rising star of delegate John Waihee.

86

9/21/1978

SSS for Shon

James Shon, candidate for state House seat from the 11th District, to hold a fundraiser.

84

9/22/1978

Con Con Concludes with song, and final
blast from minority

Final days of Con Con.

91

 

44 Proposals Placed in Con Con Hopper

44 proposals were placed into the hopper with hundreds more expected to come in over the next several days.

18

5/19/1978

697 Candidates Running Tomorrow, Voters
Will Select 102

On the eve of the delegate elections, the article discusses the upcoming elections.

30

5/19/1978

No. 30 - Preparing
to be a Delegate

Discusses the role delegates play in the convention - published on the day before the elections of delegates took place.

28

5/22/1978

Big Isle Race Had
Few Mavericks

Although Big Island voters had a diverse range of candidates to choose from, voters gravitated towards candidates with more traditional viewpoints.

33

5/22/1978

Con Con Has Been Political Springboard

The position of delegate could serve as a political springboard for the newly elected, political newcomers.

32

5/22/1978

Delegate Ihara Is Veteran of First Convention - Expects a Conservative Session

Delegate Ihara is the only returning delegate from the very first Con-Con held 28 years prior.

33

5/22/1978

PH: Grateful Winners

Newly elected delegates Carol Fukunaga and Masako H. Ledward thank motorists.

31

5/22/1978

HGEA Chief Hopes to Steer Convention

David K. Trask, head of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, says he will have an active role in organizing the '78 Con Con.

37

5/22/1978

Jackie Chong is a Windward Winner

Con Con delegate Jackie Chong thanks voters after being elected.

31

5/22/1978

Political Heritage
Not a Sure Thing

Although several children of prominent politicians ran for the Con Con, only some of them were elected.

33

5/22/1978

Unions Display Power at Polls/Unions Show Strength in Con Con Vote

Helped by the lowest voter turnout in the state's history, labor unions were able to secure several seats in the Con Con election.

37

5/24/1978

Con Con Loser Wants a Winner Disqualified

Losing candidate Clarence Ching has contested the qualifications of winner Warner Sutton in the election.

34

5/24/1978

Delegates for Changes
in Spending, Judiciary

While no radical reformation or amendments are predicted, preliminary polls show that delegates are largely in favor of limiting state spending and changing up the judiciary.

16

5/29/1978

ILWU's Views on Constitution

Discusses the ILWU's priorities and issues in this year's Con Con.

38

5/31/1978

Paty is Top Contender for Con Con Chairman

Waialua Sugar Co. president William Paty the leading contender for the coveted position of Convention Chairman.

8

6/1/1978

Convention Will Be Open, Newly Elected Leader Says

Newly elected convention chairman William Paty promises delegates that convention discussions will remain open-minded.

9

6/1/1978

Election of Chairman
for the Con Con

 

9

6/1/1978

Paty Voted Con Con's Temporary Chairman

After almost four hours of debate, a caucus of convention delegates elected William Paty as temporary chairman of the convention.

9

6/3/1978

Free-swinging Talk No Help to Con Con

Tommy Trask, head of the ILWU, made headlines with "free-swinging talk" concerning the Con Con.

38

6/12/1978

Speak Up' Results

Shows the results from the polls taken to see what the delegates' main concerns were and priorities were for the convention.

17

6/14/1978

Comments
Concerning Con Con

Public opinion/comments about the Con Con.

76

6/15/1978

Paty Gets Gavel
from 1st Con Con

 

10

6/17/1978

Delegates Approve Convention Rules

The delegates caucus approved the guidelines for running the convention at yesterday's session.

72

6/17/1978

A Fine Gesture at the Con Con

While the open ballot rule was beginning to gain traction, temporary presiding officer William Paty threw his support to the secret election rule, bringing a majority of delegates with him.

10

6/22/1978

Con Con Now Has Sufficient Finances

Delegates were able to look at the Con Con budget, apportioned to them by the Legislature.

40

6/27/1978

Committees Formed
for Con Con

 

22

6/27/1978

Con Con Committees Set; Independents
Aren't Happy

Delegates from the Independent party were unhappy with the leaders chairman William Paty appointed to the 16 standing committees. The minority group accused the majority faction of representing established powers, voicing their anger over a lack of Independent committee leaders.

6

6/28/1978

Paty Assigns Seats on Con Con Committees

William Paty finished assigning delegates to committees amongst much criticism from the minority faction of Independent delegates.

6

6/30/1978

Independents Were
Left Out

Delegates from the Independent party were left angry in the wake of chairman William Paty's committee appointments to which no Independents were appointed to leadership positions.

11

6/30/1978

Paty's Leadership Challenged/
Independents challenge Paty

40 Independent party delegates plan to contest Chairman William Paty's election to permanent president of the convention.

7

7/3/1978

Con Con Delegates: Districts 1-14

 

22

7/3/1978

Con Con Delegates: Districts 15-27

 

23

7/3/1978

Few Changes by Con Con
Predicted

In the opening days of the convention, observers predict few radical changes being made to the constitution. While there is agreement among delegates that some changes must be made, there is no indication that radical reform is on the docket for the summer.

16

7/4/1978

Chants and Music Will Mark the Opening of Con Con

The Constitutional Convention is set to officially begin with an opening ceremony that celebrates old Hawaiian culture with chants and music.

12

7/4/1978

Con Con Not
Likely to Stir Tax Revolt

As the Con-con opens, there is no indication of any tax revolution brewing. The HI Chamber of Commerce proposed a constitutional limitation on state spending but the delegates, the majority of which come from the two major labor parties, are in favor of tampering with the constitution as little as possible and are not likely to make big amendments.

16

7/4/1978

Con Con '78...Hawaii's Seven Constitutions

A history of the several iterations of the Hawaii Constitution and the movers and shakers behind each one.

24

7/4/1978

Prelude and Predecessors

Looks at the previous conventions, delegates, and then the current.

26

7/5/1978

Ariyoshi to Con Con: Find 'Isle Solutions'

Governor George Ariyoshi urges delegates of the Constitutional Convention to seek "isle solutions" - that is, solutions that are fitting and appropriate for the unique climate and community of Hawaii.

1

7/6/1978

Con Con '78 - Process, Product

 

13

7/6/1978

Con Con Should Look Better Soon

 

12

7/7/1978

Public Can Participate in Con Con

Public will be able to testify at public hearings to be held in order to debate proposals for initiative and a unimerical Legislature.                                          

19

7/13/1978

Con Con Gets Cockfight Sanction Bid

Discusses a proposed constitutional amendment that, if passed, would make Hawaii the only state to sanction cockfighting by constitutional decree.

18

7/18/1978

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

78

7/18/1978

Public Hearings Soon for Convention Issues

Proposals for initiative referendum and recall and for a unicameral Legislature will be debated in public hearings.

19

7/18/1978

The Mayor, the Governor...and the Constitution

Interview of both Mayor Fasi and Gov. Ariyoshi to hear their thoughts about the convention, and on the constitution in general.

29

7/19/1978    

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

78

7/19/1978

State Will Not Extend Deadline for Con Con

State elections supervisor refusing to extend the Sept. 20th deadline for delegates.

40

7/20/1978

Independents Win One Battle

Delegates agreed to keep July 31st as the deadline for introducing new proposals, leading to the Independent party delegates first convention victory.

71

7/20/1978

PH: Excuse me

Spectator pictured stifling a yawn during a hearing at the convention.

14

7/21/1978

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

79

7/21/1978

Doi Submits 8 Convention Ideas

Lt. Gov. Nelson K. Doi submitted 8 proposals to the convention, including one about land preservation called "Aina Malama."

18

7/26/1978

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

79

8/1/1978

835 Proposals Face Con Con/835 Ideas Placed Before the Con Con

Article discussing the historically high number of proposals facing the convention delegates including a break down of some of the biggest issues covered by the proposals such as reforms for the Judiciary, the Legislature, spending limits, Hawaiian Affairs, and the lieutenant governor.

4

8/1/1978

Comparing Three Constitutional Conventions

History of the three constitutional conventions held in Hawaii, comparing each one, their efficacy, legacy, and what they meant for Hawaii's history.

25

8/1/1978

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

80

8/1/1978

A Royal Proposal

Proposal 493, proposed by delegate Franklin Hayashida, calls for the reinstatement of a King (or queen) of Hawaii (whose duties would mainly be ceremonial.)

17

8/2/1978

Too Many Proposals

A surplus of proposals (roughly 8 per delegate) are burdening the committees and making the process much slower than the '68 Con-Con.

19

8/3/1978

Con Con Corner

Schedule/summary

80

8/10/1978

It's Yawn Yawn at Con Con

Discusses the day-to-day process of the Con Con.

74

8/14/1978

Paty Ouster Sought for 'Secret' Talks

Article discussing the "secret" meeting held by Convention president William Paty and other delegates dissatisfaction with Paty's apparent conflicts of interest. Delegate DiBianco alleges that the decision making for the con-con largely took place before hand and that it had been rigged from the start.

13

8/15/1978

Down With Gobbledygook!

Discusses a proposal (that actually uses the phrase "gobbledygook") that calls for governmental writing meant for the public be written in plain language.

20

8/19/1978

PC: Police and
Con Con

Political cartoon. Police popping out of the old federal building where Con-con taking place.

15

8/22/1978

Con Con Factions Have Bitter Battle on Rules

The caucus wherein the delegates discussed the recommended rules was lengthy and adversarial, with factionalism and tension rising to the surface of discussions.

73

8/25/1978

PH: What was
that again?

Pictured are Big Island delegate Larry Kono and Maui delegate Tony Takitani at the convention.

14

8/31/1978

A Voter's Unhappiness
Over Con Con

Op-Ed discussing dissatisfaction with the Con Con and the lack of action on the part of delegates. Mentions that reforming the Constitution is important but delegates are deliberating it to death.

76

9/1/1978

More Good News Out of Con Con

As the convention moves into its final stretch, good news comes in the form of approval of several constitutional revision proposals that show that the convention was not the "do-nothing Con Con" that people predicted.

20

9/1/1978

PC: See, Hear, Speak

Political cartoon. Con-con take on the classic "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" cartoon, this time in reference to delegates and con-con initiatives.

15

9/5/1978

Con Con Enters Last 2 Weeks/Waihee Is Blossoming into Convention 'Star'

Wrap up of the Con Con which is nearing adjournment.

85

9/5/1978

Con Con Scoreboard

Scoreboard of proposals passed, pending, and failed.

20

9/7/1978

Marketing' Drive Set for Con Con

Con Con hired three media experts to launch a marketing capaign for the proposed constitutional amendments expected to gain convention and delegate approval.

82

9/8/1978

PH: Con Con conference

Convention President Paty and delegate John Waihe chat during the convention.

14

9/9/1978

PC: David Trask

Political cartoon.

15

9/13/1978

Con Con Media Consultants Also Do PR Work for HGEA

Two of the three media consultants hired to help the Con Con's marketing campaign have also been tasked with helping HGEA with their public relations.

83

9/13/1978

Lobbyists Agree: Con Con Is a Different Ball Game/Con Con a Different Ball Game for Lobbyists

For some lobbyists, the arena of the Con Con has made their job much harder. For others, Con Con has proved to be helpful to their cause.

38

9/14/1978

Con Con's Day of Inactivity Rouses Delegates' Tempers

One week from adjournment, tensions grew high amongst delegates after a 15-hour meeting led to little action.

75

9/14/1978

PC: The Pallbearers

Political cartoon. Delegates acting as pallbearers for initiative referendum.

15

9/16/1978

Con Con Panel Drafts Ballot Form

Con Con delegates draft up the ballot that voters will see in the November general elections.

83

9/19/1978

Con Con Wraps
Up Package

Wrap up of Con Con as it nears adjournment.

89

9/19/1978

Proposed Constitutional Changes Are Detailed

Detailed summaries of the proposed Constitutional amendments.

88

9/21/1978

Con Con: A Story Whose End
Hasn't Come

A wrap-up of the Con Con on its final day of session.

87

9/21/1978

Leopold Raps Con Con

Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Sen. John Leopold evaluated the performance of the '78 session of the Con Con.

90

9/27/1978

Youths Learn,
Help as Pages at Con Con

The Con Con debuted a program that gives delegates pages while giving youth an opportunity to get involved in the political process.

39

 

 

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