Aloha e Friends,

The 2017 Legislative Session kicked off on January 18th and will wrap up on May 4th. This is my 11th session as the State Senator for West O`ahu, Senate District 20. Our district has many important issues to address, such as overcrowded schools, continued development, and traffic congestion.

There will be many hot button issues this legislative session, including debates about the extension of the General Excise Tax surcharge for the rail project, raises for public union employees, assisted suicide, and our prison system.

In my first year as the Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Committee, I’ll be focusing on increasing food production, fighting invasive species, and protecting our environment.
I encourage you to get involved in the legislative process and weigh in when you can. You might find this Legislative Guide to the legislative process from Honolulu Civil Beat helpful: http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/01/your-guide-to-tracking-the-2017-hawaii-...

And as always, please feel free to contact me at 586-6830 or email sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov if I can help you or your family in any way. You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/senmikegabbard

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee

 


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