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Updates from state House of Representatives

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island legislators secured more than $200 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the House proposed budget. The proposed budget includes funding for various highway improvements, monies for Big Island schools, plans for a new hospital in Kona, and continued financial support to complete the […]

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House Finance Committee proposes conservative budget

MEDIA RELEASE The House Finance Committee has passed out a proposed budget that would create a proactive framework for the state to consistently spend within its means. “The idea is not just to spend conservatively but to create a mindset for the state to spend within its means as a matter of consistent practice,” said […]

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (Feb. 26-March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Foreign Affairs during a legislative markup has approved without objection North Korean sanctions co-sponsored by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02). The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 757) requires the President to impose targeted sanctions on people or entities in other countries that contribute directly or indirectly to […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Feb. 26-March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to advance the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015, H.R. 34. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) offered an amendment, adopted with bipartisan support, which would improve tsunami research by including key historical data and strengthen preparedness programs in coastal communities. “As an island state with […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (Feb. 27-March 6)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Mazie K. Hirono has voted against a Republican attempt to make it harder for workers to form unions. Hirono took to the Senate floor to speak out against the measure, explaining why it was bad for middle-class families and our economy. “I rise to oppose this misguided resolution that hurts working families […]

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Legislature 2015: House update (Feb. 17-March 10)

MEDIA RELEASE As the Thursday crossover deadline approaches, the House passed bills: modifying the state’s excise tax surcharge for rail, authorizing the creation of medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii, requiring health insurers with greater than 20 percent of the state’s small group insurance market to offer qualified health plans under the Hawaii Health Connector, and […]

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Governor David Ige Tuesday (March 3) announced appointments to his administration in the departments of Health and Public Safety as well as to his communication team. None of the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Governor Ige announces administration appointments

Governor David Ige Tuesday (March 3) announced appointments to his administration in the departments of Health and Public Safety as well as to his communication team. None of the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (Jan. 28-Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced her subcommittee assignments for the House Armed Services Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. On Armed Services, Gabbard will continue serving on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and has joined the Readiness Subcommittee. “Serving on both the Seapower and Readiness Subcommittees give me a solid platform to advocate […]

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Jan. 29-Feb. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) will serve on five key Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Defense; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Legislative Branch. “I am grateful to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Mikulski for the opportunity to help shape the Department of […]

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Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Sen. Hirono (Jan. 28-Feb. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s congressional delegation has announced the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) will receive a $9,036,788 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of its Capital Fund Program for Public Housing Agencies. “Safe, affordable housing is a basic necessity that every person deserves,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). […]

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San Buenaventura legislative town hall (Feb. 27)

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura would like to invite the people of District 4, Puna, to her town-hall event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Pahoa Community Center. SAN BUENAVENTURA 2015 PACKAGE OF BILLS First-term Puna Rep. Joy San Buenaventura has introduced a slate of Puna related bills, in the aftermath […]

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The House Committee on Legislative Management passed HB1054 last Wednesday, which would establish a pilot program to enable the House to receive live oral testimony from the County of Hawaii through audio or audiovisual technology.  The trial program would run through June 30, 2017.

House bill would launch videoconferencing testimony for Big Island

The House Committee on Legislative Management passed HB1054 last Wednesday, which would establish a pilot program to enable the House to receive live oral testimony from the County of Hawaii through audio or audiovisual technology. The trial program would run through June 30, 2017.

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