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Governor Neil Abercrombie today launched a major economic development initiative to provide statewide access to affordable ultra high-speed Internet by 2018. The “Hawai'i Broadband Initiative” is essential to build a vibrant and sustainable economy and workforce in Hawai'i and improve the quality of life for residents.

State launches initiative for affordable ultra high-speed internet by 2018

Governor Neil Abercrombie today launched a major economic development initiative to provide statewide access to affordable ultra high-speed Internet by 2018. The “Hawai’i Broadband Initiative” is essential to build a vibrant and sustainable economy and workforce in Hawai’i and improve the quality of life for residents.

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Hawaii County has received $115 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

Projected impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on County of Hawaii

Hawaii County has received $115 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

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Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. today announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawai‘i State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and international events annually.

Hawaii to get ARRA funds for Science and Engineering Fair

Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. today announced $425,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds will go to the Hawai‘i State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF) to continue the annual event, expand teacher training programs and provide support for the Neighbor Islands to assist students and teachers to attend the state and […]

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“Assistance Eligible Individuals” pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums; the remaining 65 percent is reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit. The premium reduction applies to periods of health coverage that began on or after February 17, 2009 and lasts for up to 15 months.

Updated COBRA premium reduction fact sheet

“Assistance Eligible Individuals” pay only 35 percent of their COBRA premiums; the remaining 65 percent is reimbursed to the coverage provider through a tax credit. The premium reduction applies to periods of health coverage that began on or after February 17, 2009 and lasts for up to 15 months.

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"On April 15, 2010, the President signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits and the COBRA premium assistance that helps with the cost of health benefits for Americans who lost their jobs.   This extension provides a COBRA premium subsidy for eligible individuals who are involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010.

President signs into law extension of unemployment benefits and COBRA

“On April 15, 2010, the President signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits and the COBRA premium assistance that helps with the cost of health benefits for Americans who lost their jobs. This extension provides a COBRA premium subsidy for eligible individuals who are involuntarily terminated from employment through May 31, 2010.

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Hawaii will receive $751,459 for the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of affordable housing units in all four counties, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today.

The money was awarded to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation through a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Hawaii to receive more than $700,000 for affordable housing development

Hawaii will receive $751,459 for the construction, acquisition or rehabilitation of affordable housing units in all four counties, Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka announced today. The money was awarded to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation through a grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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COBRA: Up to 400,000 to lose benefits this month

COBRA: Up to 400,000 to lose benefits this month

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Labor has released state-by-state figures on the number of individuals who will lose their unemployment benefits in the coming days if Congress fails to extend unemployment insurance benefits. If Emergency Unemployment Compensation and full federal funding for the Extended Benefit program are not extended, 400,000 Americans will lose unemployment […]

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The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the federal ban on LCCs

DOH receives EPA award for performance and innovation

The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the […]

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Hirono votes to redirect TARP funds

Hirono votes to redirect TARP funds

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) Wednesday voted in support of the Jobs for Main Street Act, H.R. 2847, legislation that will redirect the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds from Wall Street to create and save urgently needed American jobs. The bill provides $75 billion in targeted investments for highways and transit, school […]

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The County of Hawai’i Department of Environmental Management has become the first department in the state of Hawai’i to receive a binding commitment for a zero-interest loan with principal forgiveness for a wastewater project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the federal stimulus bill.

The $1.1 million in stimulus funds will be used to build a sewer collection system to allow the County to retire two large capacity cesspools in Hilo’s Komohana Heights subdivision.

County first to receive zero-interest federal stimulus loan

The County of Hawai’i Department of Environmental Management has become the first department in the state of Hawai’i to receive a binding commitment for a zero-interest loan with principal forgiveness for a wastewater project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the federal stimulus bill. The $1.1 million in stimulus funds […]

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U.S. DOT creates new bond fee reimbursement program

U.S. DOT creates new bond fee reimbursement program

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Recovery Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses DOT’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to Create New Bond Fee Reimbursement Program WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $20 million in recovery funds to create the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Bonding Assistance Program, an initiative that will […]

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Hanabusa speaks before Inouye's appropriations committee

Hanabusa speaks before Inouye’s appropriations committee

MEDIA RELEASE Senate President Colleen Hanabusa testified Monday, Aug. 24 before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye called the meeting. Here is Hanabusa’s testimony in full: Aloha Chairman Inouye, Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to testify on behalf […]

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Lingle testifies before U.S. Senate on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Lingle testifies before U.S. Senate on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Gov. Linda Lingle testified Monday, Aug. 24 before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye called the meeting. Here is Lingle’s testimony in full: Chairman Inouye and Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee: Welcome to our State Capitol. I want to […]

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Projected Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on County of Hawaii

Projected Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on County of Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE $75.52 million and counting Highways Ane Keohokalole Highway, also known as Mid-Level Road will receive $35 million in ARRA funding. When completed, Mid-Level Road will parallel Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway from Henry Street to an area mauka of the Kona airport. The first phase would extend from Palani Road at Henry Street to Kealakehe […]

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