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Lt. Gov. releases $33M for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, as acting governor, has announced the release of $33 million for the construction of a 35,000-square-foot instructional and research facility for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Hilo. “This facility will provide the space needed for students and faculty to learn […]

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Tsutsui to lead Sports Development Initiative

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui to spearhead the state’s Sports Development Initiative, which aims to coordinate efforts throughout Hawaii to build a thriving sports industry. “This initiative will help to expand sports entertainment and participation opportunities in Hawaii, while also strengthening our visitor economy – particularly during the shoulder […]

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Abercrombie heads to Washington, D.C.

MEDIA RELEASE With the federal government shutdown now in its third week, Gov. Neil Abercrombie departed Tuesday for Washington, D.C. to work with Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation and former colleagues on the Hill on the continuation of federally funded services and programs. Currently, Abercrombie’s schedule includes meetings with Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono on Wednesday, […]

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State taking proactive steps in response to shutdown

MEDIA RELEASE Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui has announced the State of Hawaii is under a temporary hiring freeze on vacant positions within the Executive Branch. The Acting Governor has signed an Executive Memorandum from Finance Director Kalbert Young authorizing the temporary general freeze, which is effective immediately. The temporary freeze is necessary to conserve dwindling […]

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Tsutsui signs several bills into law

MEDIA RELEASE In his first bill singing ceremony Tuesday, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui signed several measures passed by the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature. Regarding House Bill 858, relating to the HI Growth Initiative, and Senate Bill 1349, relating to economic development, Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui said, “Both measures foster innovation while reinvigorating our economy. They […]

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After-School All-Stars Hawaii launches May 7

MEDIA RELEASE New after-school enrichment program established at Keaau Middle School, Pahoa Intermediate School, and Ka‘u High & Pahala Elementary School WHO: After-School All-Stars Hawaii, All-Star Big Island student participants WHAT: Reception to launch after-school programming for public middle/intermediate schools on the Big Island WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 WHERE: Keaau Middle School Cafeteria, […]

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Tsutsui accepts lieutenant governor position

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced that former state Senate President Shan S. Tsutsui has accepted the position of Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, effective immediately under the order of succession. The office was vacated Wednesday by the appointment of former Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to the U.S. Senate. “Shan’s acceptance reflects this administration’s commitment […]

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State Senate unveils leadership, committee chairs

MEDIA RELEASE Maui State Sen. Shan S. Tsutsui (Sen. District 5) has once again been elected as the President of the Senate and will preside during the 27th Hawaii State Legislature, which convenes Jan. 16, 2013. Sen. Donna Mercado Kim (Sen. District 14) will also continue to serve as Senate Vice President and Chair of […]

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State awarded top honors for legislative website

MEDIA RELEASE The website for the Hawaii State Legislature, which was redesigned and upgraded less than a year ago, earned the Online Democracy Award as the nation’s top legislative website this week during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2012 Legislative Summit in Chicago, Ill. NCSL’s Online Democracy Award is given each year to a […]

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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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State Senate stays the course in 2012 session

State Senate stays the course in 2012 session

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii State Senate adjourned on the final day of the 2012 Legislative Session, passing many bills in support of its priorities set forth at the beginning of the session. Throughout the second year of the legislative biennium, the overarching themes and priorities of the Senate were in alignment with Gov, Neil Abercrombie’s […]

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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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Senate president’s reaction to State of the State address

Senate president’s reaction to State of the State address

MEDIA RELEASE Following Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s State of the State address Monday, Jan. 23, Senate President Shan Tsutsui issued the following statement: The Governor delivered an inspiring and encouraging speech. He talked about his new day initiatives and his vision for the State, while sharing a lot of details regarding those proposals. “It is encouraging […]

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Legislature 2012: Tsutsui's opening day speech

Legislature 2012: Tsutsui’s opening day speech

The full text of Senate President Shan S. Tsutsui’s opening day 2012 speech: Last year we began with the assertion that better days were ahead. Today, we find ourselves in a position to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, and realize that there has been progress, and we have laid the foundation for even better […]

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