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Friday, March 1, 2024
Rep Bert Kobayashi to Retire from Legislature
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 542 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... to retire on November 5, 2024, at the end of his present term ....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Green Launches Compensation Fund for Lahaina Dead, Injured
By News Release @ 2:33 AM :: 493 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

"...The Fund Will Help Families of Deceased Avoid Lengthy, Uncertain Litigation...."

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Monday, February 26, 2024
Hawaii needs better budgeting for Maui recovery
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:16 PM :: 610 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... it was only a year ago that state lawmakers had a healthy budget surplus to work with. But then they went on an ill-advised spending spree ....

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Sunday, February 25, 2024
How do criminals become foster parents in Hawaii?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:33 PM :: 1181 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

... The DHS recruits them with offers of money ....

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Executive Order: Hawaii is a 'Trauma-Informed' State
By News Release @ 1:25 AM :: 1015 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... first, Green's task force will seek out 'traumatized' State employees ....

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Sunday, February 4, 2024
What Were They Thinking?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1197 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the process to separate the wheat from the proverbial chaff has begun ....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024
18 Years Later State Wins Dannenberg EUTF Suit
By News Release @ 2:38 PM :: 1162 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

... contending that the EUTF had unconstitutionally diminished accrued retiree health benefits under Article XVI, Section 2 of the Hawai‘i Constitution ....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
House Democrats Introduce 2024 Legislative Package
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 947 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

... Consisting of nine bills ....

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Reasons to be optimistic about the 2024 Legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:00 AM :: 1018 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Will this be the year that we finally start to see positive big changes — or are we going to see more taxes, more spending, more regulations? ....

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Friday, January 26, 2024
Hawaii Bill Would Take Steps Against a Central Bank Digital Currency
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1432 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

“A person who chooses not to participate in a digital currency system shall not be subject to additional surveillance, monitoring, or scrutiny by any government entity."

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Monday, January 22, 2024
VIDEO: State of the State Address 2024
By Video @ 4:56 PM :: 1025 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Green addresses Legislature ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Saiki Updates House Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2000 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Representatives Mizuno and Evslin ....

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Saturday, January 20, 2024
Changing ideas is the key to improving Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:37 PM :: 1074 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...a unique, uncensored and raw platform...."

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
House Democrats Outline Priorities for 2024 Session
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 971 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature will convene ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
State Senate Democrats Announce Legislative Priorities for 2024
By News Release @ 4:58 PM :: 1146 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... a Senate Majority Retreat to identify and discuss legislative priorities ....

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Sunday, January 7, 2024
Tax Word Find
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1047 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... remedy the consequences of some other folks who dropped the ball ....

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Friday, January 5, 2024
2024: A chance to ‘accomplish great things’
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:55 PM :: 875 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... 2023 featured “challenges galore,” but ....

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
House Finance Announces Hearing Schedule
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1024 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... State departmental representatives will provide updates and requests on their budget proposals ....

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Saturday, December 30, 2023
Pinata: Legislature opens GIA application processes
By News Release @ 6:16 PM :: 1039 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... The Legislature will continue to accept GIA applications until Friday, January 19, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Assignments
By News Release @ 7:17 PM :: 1647 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Senate Leadership and committee assignments of the 15 standing committees ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaiʻi State Legislature Announces 2024 Legislative Timetables
By News Release @ 7:03 PM :: 1140 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the 2024 Legislative Session which will convene on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 ....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Mizuno Quits House to Become Homeless Czar
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 1275 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Politicians

... A successor for Mizuno who has served in the House (HD29) since 2006 and has been in public service for more than 32 years will be named within 60 days .... 

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Monday, December 18, 2023
Green 2025 Budget Adds $1.2B New Spending
By News Release @ 10:51 PM :: 1077 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The Executive Supplemental Budget request adds $326 million in general funds to the operating budget to continue essential operations and support statewide priorities, and $890 million in general obligation bond funds ....

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Sunday, December 17, 2023
School Non-Spending
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1259 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... the Department of Education approached the Department of Budget and Finance with a list of about $900 million in projects that it didn’t think it could move before the funding for the project ran out of time ....

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Saturday, December 16, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Legislative Working Groups Publish Final Report
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 1089 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... from six bipartisan working groups, formed to evaluate topics related to the Lahaina wildfire ....

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Friday, December 15, 2023
Green Picks Miyake for HD10 Vacancy
By Andrew Walden @ 9:58 PM :: 2503 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... Tyson Miyake--Construction boss and former Maui County Chief of Staff under Victorino, now Vice President of Corporate Affairs for lobbying firm, Karey Kapoi LLC ....

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawai‘i State Capitol gets metal detectors
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 1073 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment

... Beginning Monday, December 18, the Hawai‘i State Capitol will join 37 other state capitols that have incorporated metal detection into their security measures ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The Two Gorillas Still Menace the Budget
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:14 AM :: 1630 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

 ... The names of the two gorillas are ERS and EUTF ....

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Sunday, December 10, 2023
The easiest way to increase tax revenues
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:42 AM :: 1278 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... the state had a huge surplus and many of our lawmakers were going hog-wild trying to spend it ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Green Speech Marks First year in Office
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 889 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... 10,800 housing units were approved.  800 were actually built ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
Green Appoints Hashimoto to Senate Dist 5 Maui
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 2776 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... there is now a vacancy in HD 10 ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Lahaina Fires: House Working Groups recommend disaster response changes
By Selected News Articles @ 10:35 AM :: 2744 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... On September 6, 2023, the House formed six bipartisan working groups to evaluate specific topics related to the Lāhainā wildfire ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
HIEMA Rewrites 'Hazard Mitigation Plan'
By News Release @ 3:11 AM :: 1443 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Military

... FEMA requires that states must have an approved hazard mitigation plan to qualify for numerous federal assistance and mitigation grants ....

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Saturday, October 28, 2023
Gays, CNHA, ACLU Push Amendment to Hawaii State Constitution
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 1855 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

... Coalition members say repealing Section 23 is an important step in securing marriage equality for the LGBTQIA+ community in Hawaiʻi ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Legislature Accepting Applications for 2024 Session
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 1842 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Legislative experience is not required ....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Hawaiʻi Recognized as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1499 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Greater than $5bn Gross Written Premiums ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Hawaii the Sinkhole State
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2241 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... fat, dumb, and happy ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Maui Emergency Sirens 'can be inoperable for extended periods'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:07 PM :: 1522 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... On Oct. 2, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) conducted a statewide test of the emergency warning sirens statewide ....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 2723 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... The report found that Hawaii's financial condition improved in 2022, but the state still needed $11.4 billion to pay its bills ....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
HI-EMA Clarifies Siren-Activation Rules
By News Release @ 7:51 PM :: 1513 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

“...These protocols haven’t changed....”

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Fire Insurance Claims? Senate Field Hearing Set for Lahaina
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 925 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... Thursday, September 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lahaina Civic Center ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Chinese Disinformation Circulates at State Capitol
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:24 AM :: 1985 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... China's most recent act of using artificial intelligence to circulate false images and videos worldwide, which purported the Maui wildfire was caused by the U.S. government thru the use of a meteorological weapon ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Six House Working Groups Investigate Lahaina Fires
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1573 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... Each working group will produce a preliminary report by November 1 and deliver a final report by December 15, 2023 ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Medeiros Resigns: Governor Blames Threats from BJ Penn
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 3775 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Republican Party

"...Threats have been made against me, loved ones who don’t even work for the government, and even children...."

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Thursday, September 7, 2023
Lahaina Fires: House Forms Working Groups
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 1604 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government

... to formulate recommendations for the upcoming session, which begins January 17, 2024 ....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Next Tech Fail: State Signs Giant Procurement Revamp Contract
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii signs a multi-year agreement to use mdf commerce's advanced procurement technology suite to digitize and streamline its end-to-end procurement process ....

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Sen Keith-Agaran Resigns--Chased out by Ethics Investigation?
By News Release @ 8:59 PM :: 2857 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

“... I was appointed to this position, I didn’t run for it initially so I’m not wedded to staying in the Legislature ....”

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
HHC, COR: Green appoints new members
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 3710 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

... Governor Josh Green, M.D., has announced several appointees to state boards and commissions ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
P3 Restructures 1,221-Unit Affordable Housing Portfolio
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1468 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

"... Innovative Transaction to Rehabilitate Properties and Preserve Long-Term Affordability ...."

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
What Does It Mean for HTA to be Administratively Attached to DBEDT?
By UHERO @ 9:07 PM :: 1923 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... HRS Chapter 26-35 spells out the requirements that apply to an agency administratively attached to a state department ....

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