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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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Green shares mid-point views

Green shares mid-point views

From Sen. Josh Green: As the 2010 legislative session approaches its midpoint, I am continuing to fight for changes that will make Hawaii a safer, healthier, and better place for all of us to live. My top priorities for this year remain: strengthening Hawaii’s hospitals and healthcare system, returning our students to full instructional time […]

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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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State lawmakers at Kona Town Meeting (Jan. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Talk story with Sen. Josh Green, Rep. Cindy Evans, and Rep. Denny Coffman about what the state Legislature should do about teacher furloughs, Hawaii’s serious budget issues, increasing healthcare costs, and more. Bring your questions to the meeting. If you would like the moderator to ask your questions, e-mail your questions to comments@konatownmeeting.org. […]

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Sen. Green: Put our students ahead of politics

Sen. Green: Put our students ahead of politics

Sen. Josh Green has released this statement: The education of our children is one of our most important responsibilities. The way we teach our students and run our schools will determine Hawaii’s future. And today we face a crisis in our public education system. As parents, we cannot allow politicians and bureaucrats to compromise the […]

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Sen. Green: Now is the time to reform healthcare

Sen. Green: Now is the time to reform healthcare

Sen. Josh Green issued this statement Thursday, Oct. 15: Dear Friends, For the past 10 years I have worked as a doctor in Hawaii, first as a family physician in a rural clinic and then as an emergency room doctor full time while serving in the State Legislature. For 10 years I have witnessed the […]

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Hundreds call for shoreline access at NELHA

Hundreds call for shoreline access at NELHA

Shannon Rudolph/Special to Hawaii247 A restive but polite crowd of approximately 500 filled Kealakehe High School cafeteria Friday night and spoke unanimously — open the gate at NELHA to Ooma / Kohanaiki and do it now. The community talk story, sponsored by Sen. Josh Green and Rep. Denny Coffman included representatives from the state Department […]

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Rep. Denny Coffman and Sen. Josh Green will hold a joint community meeting to discuss concerns related to beach access near the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii. Specifically, this involves the Kohanaiki beach access road to "Pinetrees" surf area and camping grounds.

NELHA Kohanaiki beach access meeting Aug. 21

Rep. Denny Coffman and Sen. Josh Green will hold a joint community meeting to discuss concerns related to beach access near the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii. Specifically, this involves the Kohanaiki beach access road to “Pinetrees” surf area and camping grounds.

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Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Green

Straight from the Capitol: Post-session update from Green

(Editor’s note: Sen. Josh Green has answered the latest version of ‘Straight from the Capitol.’) – What was biggest victory for the Big Island? Biggest defeat? SB1673 rescued the Hawaii Healthcare System, creating a roadmap to restructure the system with partial privatization and an infusion of money to assure comprehensive healthcare services in Kona, Hilo, […]

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West Hawaii lawmakers line up 'talk story' sessions

West Hawaii lawmakers line up ‘talk story’ sessions

Media releases compiled by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Two public ‘talk story’ meetings are slated next week by three West Hawaii lawmakers to discuss the legislative session. First up is Sen. Josh Green, who will speak noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Green promised this is just the first in a series […]

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Sen. Green diving in to legislative session

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Sen. Josh Green said he has identified top priorities for this session, all of which fall under the quality of life umbrella. “I am taking action to protect and strengthen our health care system, invest in renewable energy that will preserve our environment and decrease our reliance on fossil fuels, and […]

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Green to serve up Project Compassion

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor Have some compassion. Go to Denny’s. Just don’t order double bacon on that cheeseburger or extra chili with your fries … the doctor really is in the house. The restaurant is teaming with Rotary Club of Kona to host Project Compassion, a benefit for the West Hawaii Community Health Center. And […]

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Green speaking up for keiki health care

By KARIN STANTON/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor   Incoming Senator Josh Green is making his case for universal health insurance coverage for children ahead of next month’s Legislative session. In an newsletter issued Thursday, Dec. 4, Green said children with healthcare coverage are healthier, do better in school, and become more productive members of society requiring less […]

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