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Senate Minority’s Alternative Budget cuts spending, caps collective bargaining

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Sam Slom has released the Senate Minority Alternative Biennium Budget, slashing $1.59 billion from the Governor’s version of the budget for the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The Alternative Budget builds on the $665 million spending cuts approved by the House of Representatives in their budget draft released in March, and has […]

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Hawaii Open Budget Initiative: Step toward fiscal transparency

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Sam Slom and Rep. Gene Ward have announced the launch the Hawaii Open Budget Initiative, a nonpartisan effort to make the state budgeting process accessible to the public by putting state budget facts and figures online, in real time, on the Hawaii Open Budget Initiative website. Slom said, “State departments and agencies […]

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House, Senate Republicans join forces on legislation

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives Minority Caucuses have joined forces this year and introduced several pieces of companion legislation, in an effort to relieve the burdens on Hawaii citizens. A top priority for the Minority Caucus is reducing the rising cost of living in Hawaii, where expenses like rent, home prices, […]

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Slom: Hawaii could face food, goods shortages

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Sam Slom will express his concern about the West Coast shipping labor dispute Friday on the Senate floor, and will file a Senate resolution calling on President Obama to use his power under the Taft-Hartley Act to force the parties to return to normal work and negotiate. Negotiations between the Pacific Maritime […]

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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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GAO to investigate Hawaii Health Connector

MEDIA RELEASE The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed it will investigate the Hawaii Health Connector’s use of $204 million of federal grant monies. In response to Hawaii State Sen. Sam Slom’s letter (dated March 27, 2014), David Lewis of the GAO, confirmed the GAO will include Hawaii in its investigations into the use […]

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Hawaii Senator Slom to file complaint with GAO to investigate Hawaii Health Connector

Hawaii Senator Sam Slom to file a complaint with the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) calling for a federal investigation of how Hawaii’s Heath Connector grant money was spent.

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Senate Minority’s 2014 legislative package

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Sam Slom, the minority leader in state Senate, spoke at a news conference Friday to unveil his 2014 Legislative Package. Slom indicated the Senate Minority’s primary goal is to give more power to the people of Hawaii. At the press conference, he said, “The Senate Minority this year, with renewed vigor, has […]

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Governor affirms fiscal health in State of the State address

Abercrombie: ‘We are now entering a new phase. The administration’s package and supplemental budget do not rely on any new taxes or fees’

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Legislature 2014 opens; Kenoi addresses lawmakers

Hawaii 24/7 Staff State lawmakers headed Wednesday to the Capitol to start their 4-month legislative session where the budget and preschool education likely will be among the top priorities. Senate Minority Opening Day Comments at the 28th State Legislature by State Senator Sam Slom Senate President Kim, Governor Abercrombie, distinguished former State Senators, guests and […]

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Senate Minority unveils 2013 legislative platform

MEDIA RELEASE State Senate Minority leader Sam Slom (R-9 Oahu) has released the agenda and platform of the Senate Minority for 2013: “So that there is no mistake, or confusion, and our position is clear and apart from both the Executive and Majority Legislative branches, I am addressing several special initiatives for this session,” Slom […]

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The 27th Legislature of Hawaii opens

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Opening Day for the Twenty-Seventh Legislative session began at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. As the economy shows positive signs of recovery, this year’s Opening Day ceremony included remarks by presiding officers, local musicians and honored guests on the chamber floor. Local entertainers Brother Noland, Manoa DNA, the Gleemen Plus of […]

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State lawmakers open second year of the Twenty-Sixth Legislative biennium in Honolulu

Delivering a ‘Better Day’ for Hawaii

State lawmakers open second year of the Twenty-Sixth Legislative biennium in Honolulu

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