The phrase “drain the swamp” is usually applied to Washington, D.C.
But Hawaii has its own little swamp at the state Capitol in the form of the two reflecting pools that nearly surround the building.
The murky accumulation of algae, scum and slime has been a problem for decades. Legislators have been frustrated by the state’s seeming inability to resolve the mess.
To that end, a bill to spend $100,000 to study how to rehabilitate and renovate the pool was heard in a Senate committee Tuesday.