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January 17, 2018

False Missile Alert and Homelessness Highlighted in Opening Day Remarks

In his opening day remarks of the 2018 Legislative Session, House Speaker Saiki addressed Saturday's false missile alert, homelessness and affordable housing.
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May 19, 2017

Maui Reps. Ing and Woodson Secure House Leadership Roles

Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing was selected to serve as one of two Majority Policy Leaders; and Rep. Justin Woodson of Kahului was selected as one of five majority whips
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May 17, 2017

Sen. Baker to Host End of Session Talk Story, May 25

Hawaiʻi Senator Rosalyn Baker hosts a Talk Story Session for the Kīhei community at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Kīhei Charter School campus.
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May 16, 2017

$438 M Secured for Maui Capital Improvement Projects

Maui representatives secured more than $438 million in CIP funding for the biennium of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for various projects in Maui County.
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May 04, 2017

BREAKING: Rep. Souki Resigns as House Speaker

Souki cited some disappointments this session including: failure to pass Compassionate Aid in Dying bill; immunity for lifeguards bill; and funding for rail.
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May 03, 2017

House Passes $14.1B State Budget, Includes $63M for Kīhei HS

Major items include: $63M for a new Kīhei High School on Maui; $1.8M for the Hawaiʻi Promise Program; and $23M to acquire 500 acres of ag land in Central Oʻahu.
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April 27, 2017

Hawai‘i Promise Program to Help Students with In-State Tuition

The Hawai‘i Promise Program has received a legislative appropriation of $1.8 million for the fiscal biennium years 2018 and 2019.
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April 26, 2017

Airport Corporation Proposal Seeks to Address Inefficiencies

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Airlines Committee of Hawaiʻi, the Airport Concessionaires Committee, and various stakeholders have joined in expressing support for an airport corporation proposal currently being debated in the State Legislature. DOT representatives say the entities agree that inefficiencies associated with the Airports Division system must be changed, which are... Read more »
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April 25, 2017

Lawmakers Approve Funds for Maui Hospital Transfer

House and Senate conferees earmarked about $73 million for operations of the Maui Health System, funds for employee separation benefits and CIP Projects.
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April 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Lawmakers Approve State Budget

House and Senate conferees met on Monday to approve a final version of HB100 HD1 SD1, the state budget bill covering fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
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April 24, 2017

Maui’s Teresa Shook Honored for Women’s March Vision

Teresa Shook was presented with a certificate for her vision & dedication in the creation of the Women’s March and all of the unifying principals it stands for.
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April 12, 2017

Senate Passes 208 Bills Ahead of Crossover Deadline

The Hawaiʻi state Senate passed a total of 208 bills on third reading, ahead of the Second Crossover deadline of April 13.
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April 06, 2017

Bills Advance on Rat Lungworm, Medical Marijuana

The legislature finds that the department of health has reported over 70 cases of rat lungworm disease caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis from 2001 to 2014.
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March 19, 2017

Bill Backing Maui Grown Coffee Advances

The bill authorizes a Special Purpose Revenue Bond to assist Maui Grown Coffee, Inc. in expanding its operations by leasing land for growing and cultivating coffee.
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March 15, 2017

House Budget Includes $376 Million in Maui County CIP Funds

The house budget includes $9 million for flood damage reconstruction at the ʻĪao Valley State Monument on Maui.
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