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January 18, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying Attracts Legislative Attention

House Speaker Joseph M. Souki today announced support of Medical Aid in Dying in Hawaiʻi, and declared his intent to introduce a bill this Legislative session..
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January 18, 2017

Speaker Souki Calls for Support of Rail, Traffic Mitigation, Jail Reform

In his speech, Souki also supported making needed changes to our public education system and completing the privatization of Maui’s public hospitals.
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January 16, 2017

Sen. Baker & Rep. McKelvey Host Talk Story Jan. 16

Senator Rosalyn Baker and Rep. McKelvey will hold a Legislative Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center in Lahaina.
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January 12, 2017

State Senate Unveils 2017 Legislative Program

The state Senate unveiled its 2017 Legislative program for the 29th biennium, focusing on communities, environment, sustainability and public safety.
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January 10, 2017

Rep. Ing Sponsors Legislation for Minimum Wage Increase to $15

State Representative Kaniela Ing (D-South Maui), is sponsoring legislation to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage to $15 by 2019 and $22 by 2022.
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January 05, 2017

Rep. Decoite Urges Organizations To Apply for Grant-In-Aid Funds

Maui County's District 13 Rep. Lynn DeCoite issued a statement today, urging qualified nonprofit organizations to apply for Grant-in-Aid funds.
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October 31, 2016

Public Access Room Workshops on Maui, Nov. 14-18

The public is invited to the sessions to learn more about the legislative process and learn how to voice concerns and influence state laws.
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June 17, 2016

New Laws Help 2,800 Maui Sugar and Mākena Resort Workers

The new laws give the recently displaced HC&S and Mākena Prince Resort workers the resources to support their families as they transition to new jobs on Maui. The 2,800 workers represented approximately 3.5% of the 82,550 people who were employed in Maui County in February.
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June 09, 2016

Maui Sugar Workers Honored for “Legacy of Giving”

Workers at Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company were honored with a Legacy of Giving award issued by Maui United Way at the organization's 47th Annual meeting.
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May 03, 2016

Legislature to Vote on Caregiver Support Bill

Members of the Hawaii CARE Act Coalition will gather at the state Capitol Tuesday, May 3, as the House and Senate hold separate floor votes on HB 2252.
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April 12, 2016

Maui Sugar Worker Assistance Among 150 Bills Passed by Senate

HB2605 HD1 SD2 appropriates funds for on-the-job training for individuals who are unemployed and displaced due to the closure of HC&S and the Mākena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui.
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April 08, 2016

Unions Endorse State House Candidate Deidre Tegarden

Five labor unions and a local nonprofit representing thousands of Maui workers officially endorsed Deidre Tegarden, Democratic candidate for the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives, District 11, (Kīhei, Wailea, Mākena), at a press conference held at her campaign headquarters in Kīhei on Thursday, April 7.
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March 17, 2016

Hirono Urges Approval of ILWU Petition for Maui Sugar Worker Assistance

Senator Hirono urged US Labor Secretary Perez to expedite review and approval of the ILWU's request for TAA, and Alternative TAA for Maui sugar workers displaced by the cessation of sugar production.
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March 11, 2016

Tiare Lawrence Announces Candidacy for State House, District 12

Maui resident, Tiare Lawrence announced her candidacy to the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives, District 12 at the County Clerk’s Office on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
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March 09, 2016

Petition Filed to Increase Water Flow at Nā Wai ‘Ehā

The petition states that HC&S’s closure presents new circumstances that the Water Commission must address in fulfilling its ongoing public trust duties to restore stream flows to Nā Wai ‘Ehā.
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