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Coffman lists legislative priorities


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 Queen Kaahumanu Highway Project

* Hawaii Health System Corp. and our Kona Hospital

2010 Legislative Priorities:

Balancing the State’s budget by eliminating unnecessary government programs or reducing the size of government programs; a focus on core government services. The choice to increase General Excise Tax will be my last choice to balance the budget.

It is extremely critical that the State finds funds to support Food and Energy Security/Sustainability. I will support legislation that places a carbon tax on crude oil shipped into our state. While this will add a few pennies to the cost of electricity, gasoline and other petroleum products, it is the only way that we can fund a transition to long-term sustainability for our children.

Legislative updates by e-mail:

The Legislature provides limited funds to Representatives to  update their constituents through regular mail. You may only get this mailer until next year. I do several newsletters during the legislative session. My allowance allows me to reach about 1,000 households a month during the session.

Our district has 13,000 voters. E-mail is a cost-free method for me to keep in contact with you and our neighbors. E-mail also saves trees. To receive legislative updates from me, send me an e-mail with subject “Subscribe”. Of course, at anytime you decide that you no longer wish to receive my updates; an e-mail with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line will remove your address.

Addresses are not shared or used for any other purposes. We do occasionally send out Civil Defense advisories or other helpful information.

Reach Coffman at:

Hawaii State Capitol, Room 317

415 S. Beretania St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-586-9605; Fax 808-586-9608


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