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Coffman issues West Hawaii Community College update

Coffman issues West Hawaii Community College update

Rep. Denny Coffman released the following statement updating the West Hawaii Community College project: The University of Hawaii has received bids for the construction of Kamanu Street, a two-lane road from Kaiminani Drive to University Drive. Keauhou Kona Construction Corporation (KKCC) was the low bidder. Since Palamanui Development was responsible for building Kamanu Street, a […]

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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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Isle legislators outline session priorities

Isle legislators outline session priorities

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Three of West Hawaii’s state lawmakers have differing ideas about the transient accommodation tax and how much the county should be awarded in this tough economy. Sen. Josh Green and Reps. Cindy Evans and Denny Coffman spoke Tuesday evening at the Kona Town Meeting, outlining their top priorities […]

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State lawmakers at Kona Town Meeting (Jan. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Talk story with Sen. Josh Green, Rep. Cindy Evans, and Rep. Denny Coffman about what the state Legislature should do about teacher furloughs, Hawaii’s serious budget issues, increasing healthcare costs, and more. Bring your questions to the meeting. If you would like the moderator to ask your questions, e-mail your questions to comments@konatownmeeting.org. […]

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Coffman lists legislative priorities

Coffman lists legislative priorities

MEDIA RELEASE In his latest newsletter Rep. Denny Coffman has shared the topics and issues he will be making a priority during the legislative session that begins Jan. 20. Coffman (North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Honokohau) said: Issues that are on my Priority Oversight list: * West Hawaii Community College Campus * Phase II of the […]

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Hundreds call for shoreline access at NELHA

Hundreds call for shoreline access at NELHA

Shannon Rudolph/Special to Hawaii247 A restive but polite crowd of approximately 500 filled Kealakehe High School cafeteria Friday night and spoke unanimously — open the gate at NELHA to Ooma / Kohanaiki and do it now. The community talk story, sponsored by Sen. Josh Green and Rep. Denny Coffman included representatives from the state Department […]

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Rep. Denny Coffman and Sen. Josh Green will hold a joint community meeting to discuss concerns related to beach access near the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii. Specifically, this involves the Kohanaiki beach access road to "Pinetrees" surf area and camping grounds.

NELHA Kohanaiki beach access meeting Aug. 21

Rep. Denny Coffman and Sen. Josh Green will hold a joint community meeting to discuss concerns related to beach access near the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii. Specifically, this involves the Kohanaiki beach access road to “Pinetrees” surf area and camping grounds.

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Legislative highlights from Rep. Coffman

Legislative highlights from Rep. Coffman

Rep. Denny Coffman issued the following on his experience as a freshman representative and measures the state House contemplated:   Regular and Override Session At the start of the year, the legislature was immediately faced with a potential budget shortfall of $2.1 billion by the end of the biennium, FY2010 and 2011.   As the […]

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Three isle libraries may be closed under BOE proposal

Three isle libraries may be closed under BOE proposal

The Board of Education, which oversees operations of state libraries, is considering closing five libraries due to budget cuts. The state’s library system – which falls under the state’s Department of Education – is facing a $3.6 million shortfall. In addition to possible library closures, 67 vacant positions may not be filled and staff cuts […]

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Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Coffman

Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Coffman

(Editor’s note: Rep. Denny Coffman has responded to the latest version of ‘Straight from the Capitol.’ Contact Coffman at repcoffman@Capitol.hawaii.gov or 586-9605) – What was biggest victory for the Big Island? Biggest defeat?  Victory: Emergency funding for accounts payable and additional general funding support for our Hilo and Kona hospitals was a major accomplishment.  Defeat: […]

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Manta ray protection bill becomes law

Manta ray protection bill becomes law

  Courtesy of hawaiihouseblog.blogspot.com Gov. Linda Lingle has signed a bill into law protecting Manta Rays within state marine waters.  Rep. Denny Coffman (District 6 – North Kona, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Honokohau) introduced the bill as a way to ensure these sea creatures, captured and in demand for various uses, do not become endangered in Hawaii. […]

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West Hawaii lawmakers line up 'talk story' sessions

West Hawaii lawmakers line up ‘talk story’ sessions

Media releases compiled by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Two public ‘talk story’ meetings are slated next week by three West Hawaii lawmakers to discuss the legislative session. First up is Sen. Josh Green, who will speak noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Green promised this is just the first in a series […]

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Update from Rep. Coffman

Update from Rep. Coffman

In his latest e-newsletter, Rep. Denny Coffman said: I am happy to report that our Manta Ray Bill has passed through its final committee and it is moving on to the chamber floor for a full vote by the House of Representatives. The Manta Ray Bill (HB366) creates administrative penalties for any person who captures […]

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