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Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out ‘Long Hair’ amendments to budget

Tsang rejected 957 of the 1,507 amendments put forward by League of Social Democrats chairman “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung, dismissing most as “frivolous or meaningless”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

The government delivered a fresh proposal for an innovation and technology bureau to the Legislative Council, two years after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying shelved the idea following a filibuster by lawmakers. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Entertainment mogul Allan Zeman blames Legco for holding city back on entertainment front

Hong Kong will lose out to other Chinese cities within five years at the current pace of development, entertainment mogul Allan Zeman has warned. The chairman of Ocean Park and Lan Kwai Fong Holdings singled out the Legislative Council for criticism, complaining it was dragging its feet. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco panel backs landfill and incinerator plans

Major plans for the expansion of three landfill sites and the construction of a HK$ 18.2 billion garbage incinerator were given the green light by the Legislative Council’s environmental affairs panel today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco beefs up security measures

Members of the public attending or observing meetings in the legislature will be required to undergo security checks and register their identities starting from tomorrow, the Legislative Council president said yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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LegCo can meet Central Gov’t officials

Next month’s Shanghai visit for legislators will give them the chance to meet senior Central Government officials face-to-face.   Speaking to the media after a district council meeting today, Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam said many pan-democrats confided in him the wish to meet officials to express their views and those of […]

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Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

Lawmakers today threw their support behind a government funding request for the city’s organic waste treatment plant in Siu Ho Wan – despite the estimated cost having been tripled. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco may give Leung’s policy address the thumbs down

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s second policy address was given the thumbs down from the Legislative Council last night when the traditional motion of thanks was rejected. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco election 2016: How a handful of voters elect 30 Hong Kong lawmakers

In the second of a four-part series on prospects for reform in the 2016 Legco election, we look at who elects functional constituency lawmakers. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco sends plans for RTHK HQ back to the drawing board

A controversial plan to build a new RTHK headquarters has been scrapped and a multibillion-dollar government funding request withdrawn in the face of opposition from Beijing loyalists in Legco. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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We need to talk about Legco, say academics amid debate over reform

Hongkongers need to talk about the 2016 Legislative Council election or risk giving functional-constituency lawmakers an “excuse” to keep their seats, two prominent political scientists warned yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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HK$6.1b funding request for new RTHK headquarters rejected by Legco panel

Legislators on Friday afternoon rejected Radio Television Hong Kong’s HK$ 6.1 billion funding request to build a new broadcasting house. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco chief turns down dinner offer on reform

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has turned down an invitation to discuss electoral reform with senior government officials over dinner, saying it is not appropriate for him to get involved in the debate. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco ordinance on by-elections challenged in judicial review

The Legislative Council Ordinance introduced last year to prevent lawmakers who resign from standing in a by-election within six months was unlawful, a Cheung Chau villager challenged in a judicial review on Tuesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Carrie Lam shrugs off shouts and ‘petrol bomb’ threat at Legco suffrage meeting

Although the Legislative Council meeting on electoral reform on Monday was punctuated by shouts and fiery words, the chief secretary remained confident in being able to bridge the divide between the administration and the pan-democrats. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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