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Lingle defends education stimulus fund decisions

Lingle defends education stimulus fund decisions

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement in response to comments made by an appointed member of a State legislative committee criticizing Hawaii’s use of federal stimulus funds. The committee meeting Tuesday was a clumsily disguised event to criticize the Administration a week before state elections. “Eighteen months ago, I committed to invest […]

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Scheuer nominated as DLNR deputy director of water resources

Scheuer nominated as DLNR deputy director of water resources

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has nominated Jonathan Likeke Scheuer, Ph.D. to serve as the deputy director of water resources for the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The governor will submit Scheuer’s name and resume to the Commission on Water Resource Management for its consideration and approval. The Commission will review Scheuer’s nomination […]

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Lingle statement on $26B federal bailout bill

Lingle statement on $26B federal bailout bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement on the passage of the $26 billion federal bailout bill: “While the Democrats in Congress contend this latest federal bailout will not increase the national deficit, it also does nothing to reverse it or to reduce the level of government spending in Washington or at the […]

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Lingle, Aiona on selection as 'Race to the Top' finalist

Lingle, Aiona on selection as ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education announced Hawaii is among 18 states and the District of the Columbia to be selected as a Round 2 finalist in the “Race to the Top” grant competition. “The selection of Hawaii as Round 2 ‘Race to the Top’ finalist […]

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Jencks named to state Land Use Commission

Jencks named to state Land Use Commission

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has appointed former Maui Public Works Director Charles Jencks to serve as an interim commissioner on the state Land Use Commission (LUC). Jencks will replace Ransom “Randy” Piltz, who resigned July 2 to run for Maui County mayor. Jencks will complete Piltz’s remaining term, which runs through June 30, 2011. […]

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Lingle sends letter to Senators encouraging Akaka Bill

Lingle sends letter to Senators encouraging Akaka Bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has sent a letter to all U.S. Senators affirming her strong support of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, also known as the Akaka Bill, and encouraging them to support bringing the bill to a vote in the Senate and to vote to enact it into law. The Governor sent […]

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State flag at half-staff in honor of Richardson (July 9)

State flag at half-staff in honor of Richardson (July 9)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii state flag at state and county buildings throughout Hawaii to fly at half-staff on Friday, July 9, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of former Hawaii State Supreme Court Chief Justice and Lt. Gov. William S. Richardson, who passed away last month. A memorial service and […]

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Lingle, Inouye, Akaka reach deal on Akaka Bill amendments

Lingle, Inouye, Akaka reach deal on Akaka Bill amendments

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has announced Sens. Dan Inouye and Dan Akaka have publicly indicated the Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act, the Akaka Bill, will be amended to address concerns expressed by the State. Attorney General Mark Bennett represented the State in discussions with the senators’ staffs regarding three changes to the language approved by […]

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Lingle vetoes bills that discourage investments, charitable contributions

Lingle vetoes bills that discourage investments, charitable contributions

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has vetoed two tax bills. One would have undermined the state’s efforts to expand the economy and create new jobs, while the other would discourage charitable contributions. The governor vetoed SB 2001, a bill that would have retroactively eliminated previously promised investment tax credits that incentivize firms to create new […]

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39 bills on governor’s potential veto list

39 bills on governor’s potential veto list

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has submitted to the state Legislature a list of 39 bills she is considering for potential vetoes. The bills are being considered for potential veto due to various factors including: * Significant negative impacts on the public * Legal or constitutional concerns * Potential unintended consequences * Technical flaws in […]

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Hawaii, Okinawa sign partnership on clean energy

Hawaii, Okinawa sign partnership on clean energy

MEDIA RELEASE A United States-Japan national agreement on clean energy development was signed June 18 in Tokyo among the U.S. Department of Energy, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the State of Hawaii and the Prefecture of Okinawa. This national agreement features the Hawaii-Okinawa Partnership on Clean and Efficient Energy Development and Deployment. This […]

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Governor wraps up China mission, heads to Japan

Governor wraps up China mission, heads to Japan

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle continued to market Hawaii in Beijing while meeting with executives of the Tian Wei Group to discuss future collaboration in clean and renewable energy development. The governor and her delegation were the guests of Qiang Ding, president of the Tian Wei Group Co. Ltd. of China, a state-owned enterprise. Tian […]

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