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Governor Ige urges lawmakers to pass Death with Dignity bill after hundreds testify

More than 100 people testified at the State Capitol today and more than 600 submitted written testimony to the House Health & Human Services Committee and Judiciary Committee on House Bill 2739 titled “Our Care, Our Choice.”

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The House Committee on Legislative Management passed HB1054 last Wednesday, which would establish a pilot program to enable the House to receive live oral testimony from the County of Hawaii through audio or audiovisual technology.  The trial program would run through June 30, 2017.

House bill would launch videoconferencing testimony for Big Island

The House Committee on Legislative Management passed HB1054 last Wednesday, which would establish a pilot program to enable the House to receive live oral testimony from the County of Hawaii through audio or audiovisual technology. The trial program would run through June 30, 2017.

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House supplemental budget includes over $436M for Big Island

Big Island legislators secured over $436 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the House supplemental budget passed last week. The Big Island’s portion of the budget included funding for the new Kona judiciary complex, the Kona airport terminal expansion and other airports improvements, various highway improvements and […]

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House passes bill to repeal the PLDC

The Hawaii House of Representatives unanimously passed HB1133, which would repeal the Public Land Development Corporation (PLDC). House Lawmakers held a public hearing last Saturday to engage the community in considering a variety of options for dealing with the PLDC that ranged from overhauling the administrative rules to repealing the corporation. Testimony from the five-hour […]

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Candidate forums slated for Kona

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to a candidate forum for candidates for State Senate and State House on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Kealakehe High School. The forum starts at 6 p.m. sharp, with Kealakehe High School selling food as a fundraiser starting at 5:15 p.m. The public is invited to help Kealakehe High School […]

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Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2061), which honors federal civilian employees who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their nation.  The legislation authorizes federal agencies to give an American flag to families of federal civilian employees killed on the job as a result of a criminal act, terrorism, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary event as determined by the President.

Congress passes legislation honoring federal employees killed in the line of duty

Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2061), which honors federal civilian employees who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their nation. The legislation authorizes federal agencies to give an American flag to families of federal civilian employees killed on the job as a result of a […]

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Governor Abercrombie has enacted 221 bills so far. The deadline for Governor Abercrombie to sign or veto bills passed in the last legislative session is tomorrow, July 12, 2011. New law puts Board of Education oversight on bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment problems in schools.

Governor Abercrombie signs more bills into law

Governor Abercrombie has enacted 221 bills so far. The deadline for Governor Abercrombie to sign or veto bills passed in the last legislative session is tomorrow, July 12, 2011. New law puts Board of Education oversight on bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment problems in schools.

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For the coming year, we project yet another budget shortfall that will once again force us to make painful budget cuts. The unavoidable truth is we now have a county government that we cannot afford. We will continue to reduce the size and cost of government, and to refocus our limited resources on core, critical services. Government must do more with less, and programs that are not essential to our core county mission must be set aside.

Mayor Kenoi testifies in Honolulu before the state legislators

For the coming year, we project yet another budget shortfall that will once again force us to make painful budget cuts. The unavoidable truth is we now have a county government that we cannot afford. We will continue to reduce the size and cost of government, and to refocus our limited resources on core, critical […]

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Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

Vetoes, overrides, civil unions as Legislature winds down

MEDIA RELEASE | hawaiihouseblog.blogspot.com The Hawaii House of Representatives joined with the State Senate in overriding 11 of Gov. Linda Lingle’s 14 vetoes. The governor vetoed several revenue generating bills, among others, that are part of a financial plan to balance the state budget. “The Great Recession made our jobs very difficult,” said Speaker of […]

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Lots of bills still alive in state Legislature

Lots of bills still alive in state Legislature

The Senate introduced 1,690 bills at the beginning of session and that figured now is down to 402 bills. The Senate Majority Caucus reported that “during a lengthier floor session than is customary,” a total of 338 bills that had yet to pass Third Reading were voted on Wednesday. “There were a few bills that fell away […]

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