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Solomon announces release of $1M for Kohala Hospital repairs

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon has announced the release of $1 million in capital improvement funds for repairs and updates to Kohala Hospital. “Mahalo to Gov. Abercrombie for releasing the funding for much-needed repairs and improvements to Kohala Hospital,” said Solomon (District 4, Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona). “The hospital has served the small […]

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Isle receives $300,000 for wastewater, highway improvements

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon (District 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) released the following statement on the administration’s release of nearly $300,000 for wastewater and highway capital improvement projects on Hawaii Island: • $47,000 for transportation improvements to Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the intersection of Kawaihae Road • $250,000 for design and […]

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Waikoloa to receive $525,000 for public library design

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon has announced that funding identified by the Legislature for a new public library in Waikoloa has been released by the administration. The project includes $525,000 for design work for a new Waikoloa Public Library. “Residents of Waikoloa worked very hard over the years to get this much-needed public library in […]

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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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Funds kick in to repair Kahilu Theatre

MEDIA RELEASE The Kahilu Theatre will finally have a new look thanks to the release of a $1.5 million general obligation bond fund grant by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The legislature appropriated these funds in 2013. “The Kahilu Theatre has and will continue to play a substantial role in bringing culture and the arts to Waimea,” […]

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Solomon applauds Ha’s leadership in agriculture

MEDIA RELEASE In written testimony to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Sen. Malama Solomon expressed strong support for the appointment of Richard Ha to the state Board of Agriculture. “The challenges that face the agricultural business in Hawaii are daunting,” Solomon said in written testimony. “This is why we need Richard Ha’s […]

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Funds released for Kohala, Honokaa schools

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Malama Solomon (District 4 – Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona) has commended the release of $7.73 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) supporting student education in Hawaii. Portions of these funds will go toward work in District 4, including: * Kohala Elementary, for American with Disabilities Act (ADA) projects, portion […]

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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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Wagner: Open letter to legislators on Sen. Solomon and energy

I must commend Senator Malama Solomon for her courage for continuing to “tell it like it is”, as she did on January 29, 2013. She needs to be voted back into office, not a HECO supporter who will follow every command that HECO gives to the legislature and the Governor, like the rest of you […]

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Senator Solomon questions delay in new 50MW geothermal plant

Senator Malama Solomon identified “bad faith actions” taken by HELCO/HECO including their failure to submit an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that was compliant with specific industry framework requirements. “I strongly believe the recent actions of HECO/HELCO in the Geothermal 50-megawatt RFP demonstrate that HECO is intent on delaying (and/or preventing) geothermal development on Hawaii Island,” […]

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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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Governor releases $20M for DLNR facilities, natural resource protection

Sen. Solomon: ‘I’m also particularly pleased to see the release of funds for the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor and the Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor’

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Governor releases $2.5M for Waimea District Park

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $2.5 million in general obligation bonds for Phase 1 of 5 of the Waimea District Park project. “I would like to thank Gov. Abercrombie for releasing these bonds, enabling us to move forward with the creation of a district/regional park in Waimea” said Sen. Malama Solomon, who represents […]

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Paauilo school to receive electrical upgrade

MEDIA RELEASE A project to provide Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School with electrical upgrades will soon be underway. Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School recently received funding from the Department of Education for electrical upgrades to the cafeteria and locker rooms. “I am pleased that Paauilo Elementary and Intermediate School has received the funding for these […]

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