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Kaialii Kahele sworn into State Senate to fill his late father’s seat

Kaiali‘i Kahele was sworn in to the Hawai‘i State Senate at the commencement of today’s Senate Regular Session. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court administered the Oath of Office on the Senate floor.

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Senate passes nearly 200 bills on second crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The State Senate passed 135 House bills that addresses areas of domestic violence, beach protection, education, public safety, energy, and a number of other measures aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of the residents of Hawaii. A total of 197 bills have passed third reading by the Senate and will be returning […]

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Minimum wage bill moves forward in the Senate

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means today advanced an amended version of Senate Bill 2609, a measure that would incrementally increase Hawaii’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2017. The changes to the measure reflect the committees desire to strike a balance between concerns from advocates on both sides of the issue to […]

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Senate introduces more than 1,000 bills

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate has introduced 1,127 Senate bills on this second year of the 27th Legislature. The deadline for bill introductions was Thursday, Jan. 23. The measures are now being sent to their respective committees for consideration. The Hawaii Senate and House Majorities recently announced a joint majority package of priorities for the […]

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House-Senate majority package focuses on kupuna, environment

MEDIA RELEASE Senate and House leaders today announced a joint majority package of priorities for the 2014 legislative session. The last time a joint majority package was unveiled was during the 2008 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will focus their combined efforts on two major areas of concern: Seniors and the Environment. The significance of a joint […]

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Senate passes 348 measures ahead of First Crossover

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Senate voted Tuesday to pass 348 measures on third reading, ahead of Thursday’s First Crossover deadline. Tuesday marked the 25th day of the 27th Legislature and the Senate and House are taking final votes on bills for third reading before the measures transfer chambers on First Crossover. The First Crossover […]

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State Senate introduces more than 1,000 bills

MEDIA RELEASE This year, the Hawaii State Legislature introduced 2,872 bills. The Hawaii State Senate introduced 1, 388 bills on this first year of the 27th Legislative biennium. In the 2012 Session, Senators introduced 1,072 bills. The deadline for bill introductions was Jan. 24. The measures were sent to their respective committees for consideration. The […]

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Candidate forums slated for Kona

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to a candidate forum for candidates for State Senate and State House on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Kealakehe High School. The forum starts at 6 p.m. sharp, with Kealakehe High School selling food as a fundraiser starting at 5:15 p.m. The public is invited to help Kealakehe High School […]

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Inouye concedes, congratulates Solomon

MEDIA RELEASE Candidate for the state Senate District 4, Democrat Lorraine Rodero Inouye, has announced that after carefully reviewing election reports and records at the state election headquarters in Pearl City that she does not have a cause to file a protest over the primary election results and concedes the Democratic primary to Sen. Malama […]

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Senate confirms Pollack to Hawaii Supreme Court

Senate confirms Pollack to Hawaii Supreme Court

MEDIA RELEASE In a Special Session, the Hawaii State Senate on Friday confirmed Judge Richard W. Pollack as an associate justice to the Supreme Court. Pollack was nominated by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and was subject to Senate confirmation. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice James E. Duffy, Jr. “We are confident […]

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Senate advances bills supporting job creation, restoring safety net

Senate advances bills supporting job creation, restoring safety net

MEDIA RELEASE Ahead of Thursday’s Second Crossover deadline, the Hawaii State Senate has advanced several bills that align with its 2012 Legislative Session priorities: job creation, economic recovery and restoring the safety net. The overarching themes and priorities set forth also align with Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s “A New Day in Hawaii.” Creating jobs and putting […]

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Lingle commends Chamber for tourism focus

Lingle commends Chamber for tourism focus

MEDIA RELEASE Linda Lingle, candidate for Hawaii’s open U.S. Senate seat, has commended U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue for testifying before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security in support of creating efficient policies to increase travel to the U.S. that would bolster the economy and create jobs. “With tourism […]

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Ed Case officially files papers for U.S. Senate seat Thursday (March 22)

U.S. Senate candidate and former Congressman today officially filed his nomination papers for election to the United States Senate. “My candidacy offers Hawai’i voters strong effective leadership that’s honest with us, preserves our values, breaks through the gridlock and gets the job done”, said Case, joined by his wife, Audrey, family and supporters.

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Senate passes Invest in Hawaii Act of 2012

Senate passes Invest in Hawaii Act of 2012

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate unanimously passed The Invest in Hawaii Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 2012) on Tuesday. The bill will go to the House next for consideration. Garnering bipartisan support, Senate Bill 2012, is an aggressive $500 million general obligation bond-funded Capital Improvement Program package aimed at creating jobs by investing and stimulating our […]

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