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House members oppose tax consultant’s increase recommendations

MEDIA RELEASE A group of members of the House of Representatives are opposing a consultant’s tax increase recommendations to the 2010-2012 Tax Review Commission, scheduled to be heard in a public hearing Tuesday in Honolulu. The hearing will cover a draft report entitled “Study of the Hawaii Tax System: Final Report.” The report was prepared […]

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Settlement on ceded lands heading to governor’s desk

Settlement on ceded lands heading to governor’s desk

MEDIA RELEASE Senate Bill 2783, relating to public trust lands, was passed out of the House of Representatives Friday. The bill will make its way to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s desk next. This is an historic day for the State of Hawaii, as many have waited decades for a resolution to this issue regarding ceded lands,” […]

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House members hold moment of silence for former Rep Sam Lee

Members of the House of Representatives learned today that former State Representative Samuel S. H. Lee passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, February 10, 2012. He was 81 years old. Samuel Lee was the husband of Representative Marilyn B. Lee who currently serves District 38 – Mililani and Mililani Mauka.

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Housel announces possible run for State House seat

Housel announces possible run for State House seat

The following announcement was made Tuesday, Jan. 10 by Fred Housel: There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the outcome of the State Reapportionment Plan. One thing that is certain is West Hawaii deserves strong representation on the Hawaii State House. I am announcing my intention to file to be a candidate for House District […]

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Former Hilo High grad Okamura appointed to State House

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Tom Okamura to the state House of Representatives for District 33, which includes ‘Aiea, ‘Aiea Heights, Halawa Heights, Halawa Valley and Red Hill. Mr. Okamura fills the seat left vacant by the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Blake Oshiro, who on Dec. 7 stepped down as House […]

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State House candidate forum in Kona (Oct. 19)

State House candidate forum in Kona (Oct. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to a moderated candidate forum for the candidate State House of Representatives for District 7, North Kona/South Kohala, and for District 6, North Kona/Keauhou. The forum is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Kealakehe HIgh School. Candidates for State House District 7 are incumbent Cindy Evans(D) and Republican challenger […]

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Puna teen enters Hawaii House race

Puna teen enters Hawaii House race

MEDIA RELEASE At age 18, Solomon Singer is somewhat of a novelty as the youngest candidate in the United States. But if elected, it won’t be the first time the people in the Puna district of Hawaii elected someone of unusual age. Helene Hale held this seat until age 88 as the eldest representative in […]

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How many House bills?

How many House bills?

The total number of bills introduced by biennium, according to records at the House Office of the Chief Clerk: 2010 – 1,151 2009 – 1,843 2008 – 1,484 2007 – 1,967 2006 – 1,475 2005 – 1,786 2004 – 1,296 2003 – 1,691 2002 – 1,163 2001 – 1,691 2000 – 1,270 1999 – 1,755 […]

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Senate, House to extend legislative session

Senate, House to extend legislative session

MEDIA RELEASE The state Senate and House of Representatives have agreed to extend the current legislative session by two days, permitting overrides of Gov. Linda Lingle’s vetoes of fiscal bills before the start of the fiscal year July 1, 2009. The session was scheduled to adjourn Thursday, May 7. The extension would eliminate a planned […]

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No hearing for Death with Dignity bill

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu has announced the House of Representatives will not hold a hearing this year on a bill pertaining to the issue of Death with Dignity. A bill for consideration, HB806, proposes to allow a terminally ill, competent adult to get a lethal dose of medication to end life. It […]

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Haahoe student to lead pledge in House

MEDIA RELEASE A Big Island student will have the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening day ceremonies Thursday, Jan. 21 in the state House chamber, Honolulu. In addition to the floor speeches, the House of Representatives will welcome a number of entertainment groups beginning at 10 a.m. Opening Day, including: Chant […]

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