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Puna listening meeting draws large attendance

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Joy San Buenaventura (Puna) and leaders from the state House of Representatives held a Lawmakers Listen session Thursday evening at the Pahoa Community Center, where they heard a wide range of concerns from residents. Discussions at the meeting were on a number of topics including managing invasive species, the rat lungworm parasite, […]

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Updates from state House of Representatives

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island legislators secured more than $200 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for various projects across the island in the House proposed budget. The proposed budget includes funding for various highway improvements, monies for Big Island schools, plans for a new hospital in Kona, and continued financial support to complete the […]

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Briefing on state plan for community services block grant

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor and the House Committee on Labor and Public Employment held an informational briefing Friday to get an update on the state’s Application and Plan for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016. “The Community Services Block Grant provides federal funding […]

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The Honokaa Jazz Band performs at the 2010 Peace Day Parade & Festival in Honokaa

Honokaa High School Jazz Band to tour Oahu

State Representative Mark Nakashima (Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) announced that the Honoka’a Jazz Band from Honoka’a High School will be on its annual concert tour of Oahu from April 24-27. This year, the award winning band devotes its talents to the service of others. Hunger, homelessness, domestic violence and senior comfort remain a part […]

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2014 House committee assignments, appointments

MEDIA RELEASE The state House of Representatives convened Wednesday the 2014 Legislative Session. In conducting the official business of the day, the House voted to pass several measures including one designating committee assignments changes for members. “I’d like to congratulate and welcome Rep. Creagan to the House, as our newest member,” said Majority Leader Scott […]

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Lawmakers’ ‘listening meeting’ in Hilo (June 15)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: A community meeting hosted by Rep. Richard Onishi and joined by House leadership to brief the community of the 2013 legislative session and hear feedback on issues that matter to constituents. WHEN: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15 WHERE: Aupuni Center Conference Room 101 Pauahi Street Hilo, Hawaii 96720 WHO: State Rep. Richard […]

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Legislative update in Hilo (June 6)

MEDIA RELEASE Through working together, Sens. Malama Solomon and Gilbert Kahele, along with Rep. Mark Nakashima are improving the quality of life in their districts. Together, the legislators secured $292.6 M in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the Hawaii Island districts, ensuring that many of their district goals were met. The project funds were […]

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House passes bills supporting isle initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE A number of the bills passed by the House and now referred to Senate committees were introduced by Rep. Mark Nakashima, District 1 (Hamakua, North Hilo, Rural South Hilo). This year, Nakashima has the added responsibility of serving as Chair of the House Committee on Labor and Public Employment. “Under the leadership of […]

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House seeks additional funds for space exploration program

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Finance unanimously passed HB1419 HD1, which will appropriate additional funds to support the development and expansion of Hawaii’s aerospace and related industries. Supplemental funding will be provided to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) to help attract aerospace technology and corporations to Hawaii. The funding will […]

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Department of Human Services recognizes employers of the year

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division (VRSBD) has recognized eight Hawaii businesses for their efforts in removing barriers to recruiting, training, and employing individuals with disabilities. The Neighbor Island businesses recognized by VRSBD as “2012 Employers of the Year” are: * lao Preschool in Wailuku, Maui […]

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House members oppose tax consultant’s increase recommendations

MEDIA RELEASE A group of members of the House of Representatives are opposing a consultant’s tax increase recommendations to the 2010-2012 Tax Review Commission, scheduled to be heard in a public hearing Tuesday in Honolulu. The hearing will cover a draft report entitled “Study of the Hawaii Tax System: Final Report.” The report was prepared […]

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Hilo town hall meeting & legislative highlights (June 7)

Hilo town hall meeting & legislative highlights (June 7)

WHAT: The community is invited to attend a town hall meeting and legislative update hosted by state Reps Mark Nakashima (District 1 – North Kohala, South Kohala, Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo); Jerry Chang (District 2 – South Hilo, Waiakea Kai, Kaumana, Keaukaha); Clift Tsuji (District 3 – South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown); and […]

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Lawmakers at Hilo community meetings (May 18)

Lawmakers at Hilo community meetings (May 18)

MEDIA RELEASE Residents of rural South Hilo and Keaukaha will be briefed on landmark legislation passed by the 2011 State Legislature to formally recognize Native Hawaiian people and boost the economy at two back-to-back community meetings Wednesday, May 18. Sen. Malama Solomon, District 1, Rep. Mark Nakashima, District 1 and Sen. Gil Kahele, District 2 […]

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Sakata recognized for coffee festival contributions

Sakata recognized for coffee festival contributions

MEDIA RELEASE House members recognized Norman Sakata for his contribution to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival during a ceremony Tuesday, March 15.

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