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Kona Town Meeting legislative roundtable (Jan. 12)

Kona Town Meeting legislative roundtable (Jan. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE * With a new governor in office, will the Legislature be able to balance the state budget, and eliminate furloughs without raising taxes? * What can the Legislature do to restore our economy and put people back to work? Come talk story on these issues and more with Sen. Josh Green, Rep. Cindy […]

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State House candidate forum in Kona (Oct. 19)

State House candidate forum in Kona (Oct. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to a moderated candidate forum for the candidate State House of Representatives for District 7, North Kona/South Kohala, and for District 6, North Kona/Keauhou. The forum is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Kealakehe HIgh School. Candidates for State House District 7 are incumbent Cindy Evans(D) and Republican challenger […]

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More than $1.5M released for Kealakehe Community Center

More than $1.5M released for Kealakehe Community Center

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Denny Coffman praised the release of $1.526 million in design and planning funds to Laiopua 2020, an organization under the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), to build a new community center and medical clinic in Kealakehe. “This project was my number one capital improvement priority during the 2010 legislative session,” said […]

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Coffman selected as UH Legislator-in-Residence

Coffman selected as UH Legislator-in-Residence

Special to Hawaii 24/7 from Hawaii House Blog State Rep. Denny Coffman (District 6 – North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Honokohau) has been selected as a Legislator-in-Residence at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Coffman will join the College of Social Sciences during the Fall 2010 semester. Established in 2002, the Legislator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity […]

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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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NELHA gate reported open Monday afternoon

NELHA gate reported open Monday afternoon

Karin Stanton/Hawaiii247 Contributing Editor According to several reports, the jeep trail at NELHA was unlocked Monday afternoon.  The issue was the subject of a public meeting last week, hosted by Sen. Josh Green and Rep. Denny Coffman and attended by hundreds of residents who demanded public access be restored at Kohanaiki. Natural Energy Laboratory of […]

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Renewable energy on agenda for Kona Town meeting

MEDIA RELEASE What is the future for renewable energy on the Big Island? How can you benefit from renewable energy? The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative directs that 70 percent of energy used in Hawaii to be from sustainable renewable energy by 2030. Come learn how this plan will be implemented and how it will benefit […]

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Legislative update from Rep. Coffman

Legislative update from Rep. Coffman

Rep. Denny Coffman, of Kona, has issued an update from his Honolulu office: I am happy to report that our Manta Ray Bill has passed its final vote (3rd Reading) in the House and it is now in the Senate for review and approval.The Manta Ray Bill (HB366) creates administrative penalties for any person who […]

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Big Island legislators, committee appointments, contact information

Big Island legislators, committee appointments, contact information

Senate committee appointments for Big Island senators 2009-2010   Russell Kokubun (senkokubun@Capitol.hawaii.gov; 586-6760; toll free 974-4000 + 66760): Senate Vice President; Energy and Environment; Higher Education; Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs; Ways and Means. Josh Green (sengreen@Capitol.hawaii.gov; 586-9385): Vice Chair Health; Commerce and Consumer Protection; Energy and Environment; Human Services.  Dwight Takamine (sentakamine@Capitol.hawaii.gov; 586-7335): […]

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West Hawaii legislators ready for tough session

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor This legislative session is likely to be full of tough decisions and unpopular cuts, but need not be unproductive. That was the prediction from West Hawaii’s three legislators Tuesday evening at the Community Enterprises town hall meeting in Kona. Rep. Cindy Evans, starting her seventh year in office, was joined by […]

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Kona Town Meeting spotlights state legislators

MEDIA RELEASE The next Kona Town Meeting of Community Enterprises will focus on West Hawaii’s state representatives, who will address issues such as the economy, high energy costs, health care and residents’ concerns. The panel is scheduled to include Cindy Evans, Josh Green and Denny Coffman. The lawmakers will present their proposed legislation and give […]

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