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Lingle vetoes costly barrel tax increase

Lingle vetoes costly barrel tax increase

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a bill Tuesday, April 27 that would cost Hawaii residents and businesses $22 million in new taxes every year on petroleum sold in the state. The bill, HB2421 HD2 SD2 CD1, would impose a $1 increase in the tax on each barrel of oil sold in the state. The […]

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Lingle joins global conference on economic challenges, opportunities

Lingle joins global conference on economic challenges, opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE Governor Linda Lingle is participating in top-level discussions with leading decision makers from around the world on meeting the challenges and opportunities as the global economy begins to recover. As one of five governors among more than 500 invited speakers at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference, Lingle is sharing ideas and solutions […]

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Lingle vetoes workforce quota bill

Lingle vetoes workforce quota bill

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a bill Monday, April 26 that would have mandated the makeup of the workforce on state and county public construction works projects. The bill, SB2840 SD2 HD1, would impose an ambiguous quota system that would impair contractors’ flexibility to maintain a workforce that is responsive to the specific changing […]

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Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill to provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67 million from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into Friday night, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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DHS improvements praised in national review

DHS improvements praised in national review

MEDIA RELEASE By aggressively overhauling Hawaii’s child welfare system since 2003, the state Department of Human Services and its community partners have now met or exceeded all six federal standards required by the nationwide Child and Family Services Review. Federal officials praised DHS director Lillian Koller and her staff, saying they were “extremely pleased with […]

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Opinion: Lingle promotes, inspires women leaders

Opinion: Lingle promotes, inspires women leaders

The following letter was issued Wednesday, April 14: Recent criticism of Gov. Linda Lingle’s record of appointing women is completely off base, misinformed and political. When Lingle appoints an individual, she does not use a quota system as some such as the Hawaii Democratic Women’s Caucus and Democrat legislators appear to be advocating. Instead, she […]

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Proclamation: Helping to Feed Hawaii's Hungry Month

Proclamation: Helping to Feed Hawaii’s Hungry Month

PROCLAMATION Hunger is a serious issue in Hawaii. Because of financial constraints, families in need often face tough choices, such as choosing between food and medicine, medical treatment, rent or mortgage payments. Since 1983, the Hawaii Foodbank, in collaboration with food banks on the neighbor islands, has served as an important link between donors and […]

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Proclamation: Alcohol Awareness Month

Proclamation: Alcohol Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION Underage drinking poses a number of immediate and long-term threats to young Hawaii residents and visitors. Often, before an adolescent reaches adulthood, they are exposed to the negative influences of alcohol and drug abuse. According to the Hawaii State Health Department’s Alcohol and Drug Division, alcohol use is second only to marijuana as the […]

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NASA, Hawaii hook up on space exploration, science

NASA, Hawaii hook up on space exploration, science

MEDIA RELEASE NASA and the State of Hawaii agreed Tuesday, April 13 to collaborate in a variety of activities involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science. During a ceremony at the state capitol in Honolulu, NASA’s Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden and Gov. Linda Lingle signed a three-year non-reimbursable […]

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Lingle's answer to Save Our Schools' letter

Lingle’s answer to Save Our Schools’ letter

Gov. Linda Lingle has answered a letter she recieved last week from Save Our Schools, addressing her letter specifically to nine members of the grassroots group. The entire text of Lingle’s letter follows: April 11, 2010 Ms. Marguerite Higa Ms. Olga Boric-Lubecke Mr. Marcus Daniel Ms. Clare Hanusz Ms. Joann Marshall Ms. Debbie Millikan Mr. […]

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HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

HSTA members favor agreement to end furloughs

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Teachers are on board with a deal between their union – State Teachers Association – and the Board of Education to end furlough Fridays. HSTA gave its members a chance to have their say on a proposal that would require approval from the Legislature and the governor to […]

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Flags at half-staff in honor of Heftel (March 28)

Flags at half-staff in honor of Heftel (March 28)

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has ordered the Hawaii state flag to fly at half-staff at state and county buildings across Hawaii on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of former U.S. Representative Cec Heftel, who passed away last month. A celebration of life for the former Congressman, Board of Education […]

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Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

Tsunami Awareness Month proclamation

As an island chain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is vulnerable to tsunamis, which are defined as ocean waves created by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Tsunamis have the potential to be dangerous, as witnessed by the destruction in Indonesia, American Samoa and independent Samoa and most recently in Chile. Hawaii is fortunate […]

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Lingle, Akaka comment on health care reform

Lingle, Akaka comment on health care reform

U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: “We are one step closer to improving the nation’s health care system. This legislation expands access to health care coverage, improves the quality and availability of services, and attempts to slow increasing costs. […]

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