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Legislative message from Sen. Green

Legislative message from Sen. Green

Dear Friends, This was a challenging year at the state legislature as we grappled with the $1.2 billion budget shortfall due to the nationwide recession. As I made decisions this year that will affect our community and our state, I relied heavily on your ideas and concerns, your values and priorities. I am keenly aware […]

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Lingle invites public comment on legislation

Lingle invites public comment on legislation

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s comprehensive process of reviewing legislation passed this session by the Legislature, Gov. Linda Lingle is encouraging the public to provide input and comments on 250 bills. A list of these bills may be found at: capitol.hawaii.gov/session2010… The Governor has until July 6 to sign, veto or allow […]

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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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House lawmakers present 14 bills for veterans, military

House lawmakers present 14 bills for veterans, military

MEDIA RELEASE House lawmakers have presented a package of military appreciation bills that have been introduced this 2010 legislative session in the House of Representatives. Rep. Angus McKelvey, chairman of the House Committee on Economic Revitalization, Business and Military Affairs (EBM), was joined by committee member Rep. Cindy Evans and Dennis Egge, chairman of the […]

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Chief Justice Ronald Moon delivered his final State of the Judiciary before the Legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Honolulu.

State of the Judiciary address by Chief Justice Moon

Chief Justice Ronald Moon delivered his final State of the Judiciary before the Legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Honolulu.

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2010 Lingle-Aiona Administration initiatives

2010 Lingle-Aiona Administration initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE The Lingle-Aiona Administration has submitted a comprehensive package of 110 bills and 29 resolutions to the Hawaii State Legislature. The following list includes brief descriptions of each proposed measure. The list also includes programs that do not require legislative approval that the Administration is implementing. JOBS AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY There is no priority […]

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Hanabusa's opening day speech of the 2010 legislative session

Hanabusa’s opening day speech of the 2010 legislative session

Senate President Colleen Hanabusa gave this speech to her fellow lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 20 to open the 2010 Legislature: The Capitol is quiet today. The crowds and celebrations that typically accompany an opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature are absent. Because while we still welcome with open arms anyone who wants to ask for […]

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Say's opening day speech of the 2010 legislative session

Say’s opening day speech of the 2010 legislative session

Speaker of the House Calvin Say gave this speech to his fellow lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 20 to open the 2010 Legislature: Last year, the State of Hawaii, the nation, and the world faced an international financial meltdown unprecedented since the Great Depression. To prepare us for the resulting challenges, I paraphrased Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Legislature to open with no fanfare (Jan. 20)

Legislature to open with no fanfare (Jan. 20)

The 2010 Legislature session begins Wednesday, Jan. 20 with no great ceremony. Lawmakers previously had said they will refrain from the customary activities and ceremony in order to get straight down to business from the very start. So, there will be no entertainment, no flowers, no festivities or subsequent receptions, as has been the tradition […]

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Isle legislators outline session priorities

Isle legislators outline session priorities

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Three of West Hawaii’s state lawmakers have differing ideas about the transient accommodation tax and how much the county should be awarded in this tough economy. Sen. Josh Green and Reps. Cindy Evans and Denny Coffman spoke Tuesday evening at the Kona Town Meeting, outlining their top priorities […]

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No celebration to open Legislature 2010

No celebration to open Legislature 2010

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Job opportunities in the 2010 legislative session

Job opportunities in the 2010 legislative session

MEDIA RELEASE Interested in the legislative process or a career in politics? Positions are available for the upcoming 2010 session in the Hawaii State Senate. The fast-paced legislative session (January to April) requires a flexible work schedule under strict deadlines as well as close interaction with elected officials and the public. Four to six month […]

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