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Monday, December 13, 1999

No half-day shift for
state workers on
the two eves

State workers this holiday season will not get a half-day off on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, as was granted in the past by Gov. Ben Cayetano.

That's because Christmas and New Year's, which fall on Saturdays this year, will be observed on their respective eves, said spokeswoman Kathleen Racuya-Markrich.

That means they'll be off on Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31.

Cayetano in the past three years has given state workers a half day of administrative leave on the eves of both holidays.


Those who want to know how to effective lobby the 2000 Legislature can attend an introductory workshop on Jan. 14, 2000 sponsored by the Hawaii Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

The "Win Legislative Support!" workshop will review the legislative process and the laws on lobbying, as well as offer insights from lobbyists.

Speakers include Thomas Yamachika of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Daniel Mollway of the State Ethics Commission; John Radcliffe of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, state Sens. Randy Iwase and David Ige; and state Rep. Chris Halford.

The 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. workshop costs $18 per person and includes breakfast. Call Dawn at 949-5531 for reservations.

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