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House Republican Agenda: Lower Taxes, Charter Schools, Transparency
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“House Republicans Announce Session Agenda to Make Hawaii More Affordable, Accountable, and Accessible ”

News Release from House Republican Caucus

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (January 19, 2018) –  The Minority Caucus released their bill package today highlighting bills and resolutions that will make Hawaii more affordable, accountable, and accessible.

"Our charter schools are unique, creative, and out-of-the-box; they have different ideas. We’ve seen the trend in our state towards school choice as the charter school enrollment increased by 5%.  HR 5 will help make our government more accessible to students and families who are seeking different public modes of education," said Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader.

Representative Cynthia Thielen (District 50) used an acronym to describe HB 1732, "I'd like to take BITE out of food, Better If Tax Eliminated. Your family loses about $650 a year from taxes on food. We are standing with working families to keep their hard-earned money."

"We are introducing a bill that will offer equal opportunity for everyone in our state to have their voices heard whether they live on the neighbor islands or in rural areas," said Representative Lauren Matsumoto (District 45). "About 30% of Hawaii's population lives on the neighbor islands and does not have the opportunity to testify in person. Offering audio and video technology to the neighbor islands would increase participation in our government and give us a perspective we have not heard in a long time."

For more on the press conference, please see the attached dropbox link. For more on the bill package, please see the attached press packet. The Minority Caucus will be hosting a response to the Governor's State of the State Address on Monday at 11am in the State Capitol Rotunda. Contact Mahealani Kahala for more information.

CB: Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

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"The Minority Leader's Response to the Governor's State of the State Address"

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI (January 19, 2018) – House Minority Caucus will be making remarks following the Governor's State of the State address.

WHAT: The Minority Caucus will respond to the Governor's State of the State Address.

WHEN: Monday, January 22nd, 2018 About 11:00 am; Following the Governor's Speech

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, Rotunda (facing the Queen Liluokalani Statue)

WHO: Representative Andria Tupola & Members of the Minority Caucus

WHY: The purpose of the Minority's response is to present the minority party's perspective and vision for the State of Hawaii in light of the policies, proposals, or priorities raised in the Governor's annual address.

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