Archive | Government

State announces expansion of online unemployment services

The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Tuesday (April 8) announced that the unemployment services online has expanded to include an unemployment appeals system and the ability for employers to electronically file weekly reports. Currently, employers can file payments and access account information online, while employees can file and report for unemployment claims.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

House passes bill to restructure HCDA

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives has passed the omnibus bill that seeks to improve management, legislative oversight and public participation of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

Mazie K. Hirono

Updates from Hirono (April 1-8)

MEDIA RELEASE HIRONO, REED, WHITEHOUSE, HINOJOSA INTRODUCE BILL TO EXPAND PELL GRANTS Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the Pell Grant Protection Act, legislation that preserves and expands access to Pell Grants. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX), the Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee for Higher Education and Workforce [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

Updates from Schatz (April 1-7)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ APPLAUDS PRESIDENT’S EQUAL PAY ACTIONS U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz supported the announcement that President Obama will be taking two new executive actions to help combat pay discrimination and strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws. The executive actions apply the standards of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Schatz is a co-sponsor of and [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

House passes more than 150 measures on second crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed more than 150 Senate bills dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, minimum wage, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. The majority of these bills, along with House bills passed by the Senate, [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

Mazie K. Hirono

Child care bill passes with measures for Native Hawaiians

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate has passed the bipartisan Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation that includes Sen. Mazie K. Hirono’s measures for Native Hawaiian children. The bill updates and improves the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program created in 1990, which provides states with federal funding to help low-income [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News1 Comment

Updates from Sen. Schatz

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) released the following information during the months of February and March: SENATE PASSES BILL TO IMPROVE CHILD CARE Schatz voted to pass the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation that will help provide funds for education and child care to low-income families. “In far [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

Rep. Belatti advocates benefits of medical marijuana dispensaries with story of stricken child

Jari Sugano was desperate to find relief for her active five-year-old daughter, Maile Jen Hope Kaneshiro, who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare and intractable form of epilepsy. Her mother did research on the Internet and found that it was specifically a high CBD, low THC marijuana oil that stopped Charlotte Figi’s seizures.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Health, News2 Comments

Senator Sam Slom

Hawaii Senator Slom to file complaint with GAO to investigate Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii Senator Sam Slom to file a complaint with the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) calling for a federal investigation of how Hawaii’s Heath Connector grant money was spent.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, Health, News0 Comments

Senators push for state technology command center

Senators Donovan Dela Cruz and Michelle Kidani this session have proposed a resolution calling for the state to establish a public safety technology campus and cyber security command center in order to ensure access to public safety services during a natural disaster.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

House supplemental budget includes over $436M for Big Island

Big Island legislators secured over $436 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the House supplemental budget passed last week. The Big Island’s portion of the budget included funding for the new Kona judiciary complex, the Kona airport terminal expansion and other airports improvements, various highway improvements and monies for Big Island schools.

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

House approves 2014-15 supplemental budget

MEDIA RELEASE For three first-term Big Island representatives, this year’s budget building process showed them how precarious the journey can be, especially when based on expectations that literally become moving targets. On the House Finance Committee are Big Island Reps. Nicole Lowen (Kailua-Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokohau) and Richard Onishi (Hilo, Keaau, Kurtistown, Volcano). Rep. Richard [...]

Read the full story

Posted in Government, News0 Comments

 

 

Become a fan on facebook

Photos on flickr

 

ad