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Abercrombie signs into law more than 320 legislative bills

Another 14 bills vetoed; six measures become law without governor’s signature

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Governor sends notice of intent to veto 19 bills

MEDIA RELEASE After reviewing more than 340 measures, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has notified the State Legislature of his intent to veto 19 of those bills. While he has provided this notice of intent as required by the Hawaii State Constitution, the measures are still under consideration. “It is clear that the 2012 Legislative Session was […]

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Kahele hosts Hilo town hall meeting (June 19)

Kahele hosts Hilo town hall meeting (June 19)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Gilbert Kahele is inviting residents to a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Hilo High School Cafeteria. Kahele, who represents Kau, Puna and Hilo, will be giving residents a post 2012 Legislature update, including a discussion on Capital Improvement Projects in the East Hawaii district. “I highly […]

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Abercrombie statement on Legislature 2012

Abercrombie statement on Legislature 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Following the conclusion of the state Legislature, Gov. Neil Abercrombie released this statement and accompanying video: “Measures that were approved by the state Legislature are now under review, and there is much to be proud of. From the start of the 2012 session to the end, there was a commitment by the Legislature […]

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Kahele touts 2012 Legislature accomplishments

Kahele touts 2012 Legislature accomplishments

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island District 2 state Sen. Gilbert Kahele’s 2012 legislative accomplishments included $35 million in new projects for Hawaii Island. Kahele will host a 2012 Legislative Update for East Hawaii residents 5 p.m. June 19 at Hilo High School Cafeteria. “This year’s session was extremely productive for Hawaii Island. The CIP projects and […]

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Supplemental state budget breakdown by department

Supplemental state budget breakdown by department

MEDIA RELEASE This year, the Legislature passed an $11.2 billion supplemental budget for the state, House Bill 2012. Following three years of budget cuts totaling more than $1 billion each year, this year’s budget provided the Senate with a refreshing opportunity to reinforce the safety net where needed, reinstitute core services that have been decimated […]

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Solomon: “We’ve made significant progress…”

Solomon: “We’ve made significant progress…”

MEDIA RELEASE “I believe we’ve made significant progress on many fronts for our community, island and State,” said Sen. Malama Solomon, as she wraps up her second year as Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s appointee, representing District 1 (Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo). The 2012 Legislative Session ended May 3. Realizing the state is heavily dependent on imported […]

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State Senate stays the course in 2012 session

State Senate stays the course in 2012 session

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Senate adjourned on the final day of the 2012 Legislative Session, passing many bills in support of its priorities set forth at the beginning of the session. Throughout the second year of the legislative biennium, the overarching themes and priorities of the Senate were in alignment with Gov, Neil Abercrombie’s […]

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Governor signs more than 50 bills before session ends

Governor signs more than 50 bills before session ends

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed more than 50 Senate Bills into law before the end of the 2012 Legislative Session. The Legislature passed 345 bills, 166 of which were Senate Bills. Below are statistics of measures from the Hawaii State Legislature’s 2012 Regular Session as of May 3, 2012. The 2012 Legislative Session ended […]

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Green announces West Hawaii funds secured at Legislature

Green announces West Hawaii funds secured at Legislature

From Sen. Josh Green: Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that the State Legislature has approved over $45 million in appropriations for West Hawaii this year for improvements in transportation, education, and health care. This is a great result for West Hawaii, with important new investments in our community’s roads, schools, and hospitals. These […]

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House passes state budget on Legislature's final day

House passes state budget on Legislature’s final day

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii House of Representatives took action Thursday on its final bills of the session. One of the major bills discussed and approved was the supplemental state budget, which addresses the state’s most basic needs, particularly in human services, education, and agriculture. “This session, as we come out of the Great Recession, the […]

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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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State Senate observes five-day recess

State Senate observes five-day recess

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate began its five-day recess on Thursday, Feb. 23. During this time, legislators may use this opportunity to spend time in their communities and with their constituencies, including providing their constituents with updates on pending legislation. During a recess, the Legislature does not formally convene for floor session. However, legislative offices are […]

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Legislature passes 'fast track' bills to boost economy

Legislature passes ‘fast track’ bills to boost economy

MEDIA RELEASE In a united effort, the Hawaii State Senate and the House of Representatives has voted to pass Senate Bills 239 and 809. Conference Committees convened two weeks ago to “fast track” both measures that were carried over from the 2011 session. Senate Bill 809 increases University of Hawaii (UH) authorization to issue revenue […]

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