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Mayor Billy Kenoi presented the 2012-2013 budget to the Hawaii County Council. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Mayor Kenoi testifies at the legislature in Honolulu Tuesday (Jan 15)

“This is my fifth message to the Senate Ways and Means and House Finance Committees, and we are encouraged by signs of a gradual economic recovery at the state level, including recent increases in visitor arrivals and visitor spending. Most importantly, we are relieved to see the recent declines in unemployment statewide. We all understand […]

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Abercrombie appoints Keith-Agaran to state Senate

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran to state Senate to represent Hawaii’s 5th senatorial district, a seat recently left vacant by Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui. The appointment is effective immediately.

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Public Access Room workshops

MEDIA RELEASE The Public Access Room (PAR) will conduct a series of free neighborhood workshops entitled, “We the Powerful!” These meetings are designed to demystify the state lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that people can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave home. All are welcome. No registration or prior experience […]

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Libraries offer legislative hearings via webcast

Libraries offer legislative hearings via webcast

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Public Library System and the Hawaii State Capitol have formed a partnership to provide webcasting of legislative hearings, meetings and sessions at public libraries statewide. Now residents will have the opportunity to see how the Legislature conducts its business at the Hawaii State Capitol building via streaming video. “We have […]

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State Capitol completes database maintenance

State Capitol completes database maintenance

MEDIA RELEASE Previously we had sent out a notice that we would be performing our annual database maintenance, during which time some services on the web would be affected. We have completed the maintenance and everything should be back up and running OK. Please note that we have made a few additional changes to the […]

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State Capitol website undergoing maintenance (Dec. 15)

State Capitol website undergoing maintenance (Dec. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE Beginning the morning of Thursday, Dec. 15, state staffers will begin the annual maintenance of the legislative database. They expect it to last a day, perhaps two at the most. During this time, certain portions of the website will not be functioning. Specifically, things like the member and committee pages, the legislative calendar, […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie today notified the State Legislature of his intent to veto measures in which he finds either policy disagreement, issues with the details of the legislation, and/or unfunded mandates.

Abercrombie notifies legislature of intent to veto 23 bills

Governor Neil Abercrombie today notified the State Legislature of his intent to veto measures in which he finds either policy disagreement, issues with the details of the legislation, and/or unfunded mandates.

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'We the Powerful' workshops (Dec. 13-16)

‘We the Powerful’ workshops (Dec. 13-16)

MEDIA RELEASE Free workshops are scheduled on the Big Island next week. Prepared and presented by the Public Access Room, attendees will learn how to participate in the legislative process without having to fly to Honolulu. * Receive assistance in writing and delivering effective testimony on bills * Find out the best ways to find […]

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Legislative “Talk Story” with Coffman (June 10)

Legislative “Talk Story” with Coffman (June 10)

MEDIA RELEASE Join Rep. Denny Coffman at his end of session ‘Talk Story’ 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at Kealakehe High School Cafeteria. * Find out how this year’s legislation will affect you. * Sign up to for updates and newsletters by email. * Ask questions of the Representative. * Propose bills or ideas for […]

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The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill that will provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67,000,000 from the Hurricane Relief Fund.

House and Senate Conferees, meeting into the night on Friday, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will provide the funding.

Legislature agrees on funding to end school furloughs

The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed on a bill that will provide funding to restore educational furlough days for the remainder of this school year and through next year, using $67,000,000 from the Hurricane Relief Fund. House and Senate Conferees, meeting into the night on Friday, agreed to changes to Senate Bill 2124 that will […]

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Opinion: Throw some light on state's Sunshine Law

Opinion: Throw some light on state’s Sunshine Law

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Representative Mark Nakashima and Senator Dwight Takamine announced today that they will hold Community and Senior Club meetings prior to the convening of the 2010 Legislature on January 20, 2010.

Legislators hold community meetings on Big Island

Representative Mark Nakashima and Senator Dwight Takamine announced today that they will hold Community and Senior Club meetings prior to the convening of the 2010 Legislature on January 20, 2010.

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Discover the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process

Do you want a say in which State laws get passed (or don’t)?
Do you want to make a difference?
Would you like to learn new ways to find information and track activity?
Do you want to be part of finding solutions?
Free Workshops coming to the Big Island.

Free workshops on the legislative process

Discover the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process Do you want a say in which State laws get passed (or don’t)? Do you want to make a difference? Would you like to learn new ways to find information and track activity? Do you want to be part of finding solutions? Free Workshops coming to the […]

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Kona Coffee farmers adopt resolution demanding video testimony at state legislature

Kona Coffee farmers adopt resolution demanding video testimony at state legislature

MEDIA RELEASE At their March meeting, Kona Coffee Farmers Association adopted a resolution requesting “the Hawaii State Legislature to provide video conferencing in order to end the disenfranchisement of outer island residents from effective participation in the legislative hearings process.” This trade organization of working Kona Coffee farmers frequently works on legislation to protect their […]

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