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Isle legislators secure more than $400 million in CIP

Includes funding for new Kona courthouse, Waimea Middle School, NELHA, Hilo and Kona airports, and Kaahumanu Highway

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Senate District 1 to receive nearly $52M in funding

MEDIA RELEASE The state supplemental budget bill includes nearly $52 million for Senatorial District 1, which consists of South Hilo, including portions of Paukaa, Piihonua, Kaumana, Waiakea, and Keaukaha, represented by Sen. Gilbert Kahele. “I fought to secure funding for our district so that our communities are maintained and that we remain economically viable,” Kahele […]

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House adjourns 2014 legislative session

House Speaker Souki: ‘We needed to invest in current programs and projects, but we also had to make strong investments in Hawaii’s future’

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Legislative update from Sen. Green

Sen. Josh Green issued the following statement, dated May 1, 2014: Aloha Friends, I am pleased to report that this year the State Legislature has approved over $60 million for West Hawaii to improve our region’s transportation, education, healthcare, and justice systems. These important new investments in our community’s roads, schools, and hospitals will continue […]

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North Hawaii to receive nearly one-half billion in CIP funds

MEDIA RELEASE Residents of the new North Hawaii Senate District 4 were assured they will receive a larger share back of the General Excise Taxes (GET) and Transient Accommodation Taxes (TAT) that this community generates as a result of the passage on final reading of the 2014 Legislature’s supplemental budget bill, according to Sen. Malama […]

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Legislature passes state 2014-2015 budget

Includes $10 million for grant-in-aid, more than $2 billion for Capital Improvement Projects

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Lawmakers agree on fiscally responsible state budget bill

MEDIA RELEASE Key Senate and House conferees have concluded negotiations on the state budget bill, agreeing upon and passing a fiscally responsible $12.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2014-15. HB1700 includes funding for core services such as education, health, the University of Hawaii, human services, the environment, public safety, and supporting and caring for the […]

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Lawmakers provide green infrastructure financing options

MEDIA RELEASE House and Senate lawmakers have agreed to kick start a statewide green infrastructure financing program designed to make clean energy improvements, such as photovoltaic panels, affordable and accessible to underserved community members, including low- and moderate-income homeowners, renters and nonprofits. GEMS, or Green Energy Market Securitization was established through Act 211 on June […]

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House passes bill to restructure HCDA

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives has passed the omnibus bill that seeks to improve management, legislative oversight and public participation of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA). HB1866 HD2 SD2 is one of a number of bills that originated in the House, was amended by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor […]

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House passes more than 150 measures on second crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed more than 150 Senate bills dealing with education, housing and homelessness, health, seniors, agriculture, invasive species and the environment, minimum wage, public safety and improving the quality of life for Hawaii residents. The majority of these bills, along with House bills passed by the Senate, […]

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Geothermal development regulation bill amended

MEDIA RELEASE The House Water and Land and the Energy and Environmental Protection Committees passed out an amended draft of SB2663, which establishes a framework to regulate geothermal resources development through a permitting process administered by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and the appropriate county authority. Amendments to the measure includes language that […]

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Updates from Hawaii Senate Majority

MEDIA RELEASE Statement from Sen. Malama Solomon on the Release of $850,000 for State Parks on Hawaii Island Sen. Malama Solomon, District 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona, released the following statement on the release of $850,000 capital improvement project funds for the following state recreation areas on Hawaii Island: * Hapuna Beach […]

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Judiciary supplemental budget includes $40M for Kona courthouse

MEDIA RELEASE The House of Representatives has approved HB1638 HD2, appropriating $161,137,650 for operating expenses and $50,590,000 for capital improvement costs of the Hawaii State Judiciary for fiscal year FY2014-2015. The budget now goes to the Senate for further consideration. “We would like to thank Chair Karl Rhoads, House Judiciary; and the Chief Justice and […]

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Solomon legislative community meetings (Feb. 20-26)

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon hosts a series of legislative community meetings on Hawaii Island for residents of the 4th Senatorial District, which includes North Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, and North Kona. The meetings are held for community members to attend and to voice their concerns on issues affecting the district and state and […]

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