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Discover the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process

Do you want a say in which State laws get passed (or don’t)?
Do you want to make a difference?
Would you like to learn new ways to find information and track activity?
Do you want to be part of finding solutions?
Free Workshops coming to the Big Island.

Free workshops on the legislative process

Discover the Public’s Power in the Legislative Process Do you want a say in which State laws get passed (or don’t)? Do you want to make a difference? Would you like to learn new ways to find information and track activity? Do you want to be part of finding solutions? Free Workshops coming to the […]

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Kona Coffee farmers adopt resolution demanding video testimony at state legislature

Kona Coffee farmers adopt resolution demanding video testimony at state legislature

MEDIA RELEASE At their March meeting, Kona Coffee Farmers Association adopted a resolution requesting “the Hawaii State Legislature to provide video conferencing in order to end the disenfranchisement of outer island residents from effective participation in the legislative hearings process.” This trade organization of working Kona Coffee farmers frequently works on legislation to protect their […]

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Lingle vetoes tax increases on residents, business, visitors

Lingle vetoes tax increases on residents, business, visitors

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle, joined Thursday by hundreds of individual taxpayers, businesses and visitor industry leaders and employees, vetoed four bills that would raise taxes on residents, visitors and businesses, cause further job loss, and delay our economic recovery. Combined, the four bills would extract a total of $94.3 million in 2010 and almost […]

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Governor to veto tax measures Thursday at State Capitol Rotunda in ceremony open to the public.

Lingle on actions taken, actions not taken

Governor to veto tax measures Thursday at State Capitol Rotunda in ceremony open to the public.

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Need to find archived pieces of legislation?

  Here ya go … — Find out more:   Legislative Reference Bureau’s Public Access Room: www.hawaii.gov/lrb/par

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Lots of bills still alive in state Legislature

Lots of bills still alive in state Legislature

The Senate introduced 1,690 bills at the beginning of session and that figured now is down to 402 bills. The Senate Majority Caucus reported that “during a lengthier floor session than is customary,” a total of 338 bills that had yet to pass Third Reading were voted on Wednesday. “There were a few bills that fell away […]

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Senate Majority Package: New initiatives, lasting traditions

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Majority Caucus has released its package of 17 bills. The priorities of the Senate Majority Caucus reflect a focus on core values that will guide consideration of new initiatives for Hawaii’s future:  The Social Safety Net – Whether through health services, unemployment benefits, or aid to those threatened by poverty, the […]

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Kenoi delivers testimony to state Legislature

MEDIA RELEASE Jan. 13, 2009 The Honorable Donna Mercado Kim, Chair and Members of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means Hawaii State Capitol Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 The Honorable Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair and Members of the House Committee on Finance Hawai’i State Capitol Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813 Good afternoon Senator Kim, Representative Oshiro and distinguished […]

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New year, new laws for Hawaii

New year, new laws for Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Nine new laws passed by the Legislature during the 2008 session and signed by Gov. Linda Lingle took effect Thursday, Jan. 1.   “Among the new laws are measures designed to protect children from Internet predators, compel parents to pay child support, and prohibit alcohol consumption in common areas of public housing projects,” […]

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Legislative pre-session meetings on Big Isle

MEDIA RELEASE A schedule of pre-session community meetings on the Big Island with Sen. Dwight Takamine and Rep. Mark Nakashima has been announced. Both lawmakers invite Big Island residents to share their concerns about important issues and discuss key legislation being introduced this year. Here’s what the schedule looks like: Jan. 5 — Kohala, Kohala […]

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Lingle unveils budget, financial plan

Lingle unveils budget, financial plan

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has submitted to the state Legislature a biennium operating budget for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 (FY10 and FY11) of $22.42 billion, $11.1 billion in FY10 and $11.3 billion in FY11. She is proposing a capital improvement budget of $2.95 billion. Along with the biennium budget, the governor also submitted […]

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State Legislature timetable issued

State Legislature timetable issued

The Hawaii State Legislature has released its 2009 timetable. Opening day for the legislative session is Jan. 21 and it concludes May 7.    For a printable timetable, check out: www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/i…

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