State House and Senate leaders are still discussing whether to roll out a joint legislative package next session. Majority Democrats have often found it difficult to deliver on joint packages, since ideas evolve, and then are asked to justify why bills that were broadly endorsed fail at the end of session.
Democrats are trying to coordinate themes with Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who will likely concentrate on job creation, economic development and retooling government.
One word being used to describe expectations at the state Capitol for session during an election year? “Workmanlike.”