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Honolulu state capitol entrance. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Lawmakers Recap Accomplishments as Legislature Adjourns
May 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

In the area of economic development, Rep. Souki said, lawmakers made permanent the current TAT rate, and increased funding to aggressively market the state’s visitor industry as Hawaiʻi competes with other travel destinations.


The Hawaii State Senate voted to pass 197 measures, ahead of Thursday's Second Crossover deadline. April 10, 2012: A Day In Review, photo courtesy Senate Commjunications.
Hawaii State Senate Highlights Job Creation in 2012 Session
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawaii State Senate adjourned from session yesterday, passing bills that focused on job creation, education, shoring up the safety net and improving the state’s IT infrastructure.


Governor Abercrombie and Attorney General David Louie Provide Testimony on SB2783 OHA Kakaako Settlement.  File photo courtesy, State of Hawaii, Office of the Governor.
$200M Ceded Lands Settlement Heads to Governor’s Desk
March 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

“This is an historic day for the State of Hawaii, as many have waited decades for a resolution to this issue regarding ceded lands,” said Senate President Shan Tsutsui in a statement today after the Senate bill passed out of the House.


Senat e President Shan Tsutsui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Senate Majority Unveils Priorities for 2012 Legislative Session
January 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

The majority caucus, made up of Democrats, identified job creation & the creation of a sustainable economy as critical priorities.


Sen. Pres. Shan Tsutsui at the Jan. 19, 2011 opening of the 26th Legislature. File photo courtesy Hawaii State Senate Communications.
Hawaii Senate Adopts Social Media Use Policy
December 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

The Hawaii State Senate this week, adopted a social media use policy, becoming one of the few such entities to formally implement usage guidelines.


Hawaiian Caucus Honors Ali’i Nui William Roback Jr.
Hawaiian Caucus Honors Ali’i Nui William Roback Jr.
March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

The Hawaii State legislature will honor Maui’s William Roback, Jr. today, Tuesday, March 09, 2010, for his recent selection as Alii Nui for the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.  Roback was elected by members of the royal society to serve a three-year term as head, or Alii Nui of the organization. The back-to-back floor presentations […]


MAUI HOSTS INAUGURAL KO’I AWARDS / AHU DEDICATION
MAUI HOSTS INAUGURAL KO’I AWARDS / AHU DEDICATION
September 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Hui Holomua Business Fest this Friday at the Grand Wailea Resort.  The festivities also feature the inaugural Ko’i Award ceremony.  The day begins with the arrival of a fleet of canoes and ceremonial Hawaiian protocol at the beach fronting the hotel at dawn.  There […]