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Bob Herkes

Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Bob Herkes

As a mark of respect for the late former state legislator Robert “Bob” Herkes, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Sept. […]

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Bob Herkes

Bob Herkes (1931-2014)

Long-time state legislator dies at home in Volcano after short illness; will be remembered as small business advocate, the voice of HIBT

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House members oppose tax consultant’s increase recommendations

MEDIA RELEASE A group of members of the House of Representatives are opposing a consultant’s tax increase recommendations to the 2010-2012 Tax Review Commission, scheduled to be heard in a public hearing Tuesday in Honolulu. The hearing will cover a draft report entitled “Study of the Hawaii Tax System: Final Report.” The report was prepared […]

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Foreclosure reform bill passes final floor vote

Foreclosure reform bill passes final floor vote

MEDIA RELEASE House Bill 1875 HD2 SD2 CD1, amending the mortgage foreclosure law to provide additional protections for Hawaii’s homeowners, passed its final floor vote Tuesday before the full House and Senate with a combined vote of 73 Ayes and 3 Noes. “Once again, we won one for the homeowners, and I couldn’t be more […]

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Mobile medical van brings healthcare to rural areas

Representative Bob Herkes, the legislature, Kona Community Hospital and HMSA spearheaded the mobile van with the legislation and sponsorship for funding and staffing. The van will initially be working in Pahala at the public school.

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Hilo town hall meeting & legislative highlights (June 7)

Hilo town hall meeting & legislative highlights (June 7)

WHAT: The community is invited to attend a town hall meeting and legislative update hosted by state Reps Mark Nakashima (District 1 – North Kohala, South Kohala, Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo); Jerry Chang (District 2 – South Hilo, Waiakea Kai, Kaumana, Keaukaha); Clift Tsuji (District 3 – South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown); and […]

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House approves $204M for Big Island projects

House approves $204M for Big Island projects

MEDIA RELEASE The House of Representatives has passed the House draft of the state budget bill including over $204,071,000 in capital improvement projects (CIP) for the Big Island for fiscal year 2010-2011. When combined with the $225,267,000 in CIP funds approved in fiscal year 2009-2010, the first year of the biennium, the total amount for […]

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