It came down to the last day of the legislative session and the controversial interisland undersea electric cable bill has passed.
- HNN - May 03, 2012
- KITV - Apr 18, 2012
The Capitol Idol 2012 talent show at the State Capitol Monday raised $1,391 for the Hawaii Foodbank. Members of the state Senate and House squared off in the hopes of winning the perpetual individual and team trophies. Sen. Mike Gabbard organized the fundraiser and local comedian Augie T volunteered as emcee. The House of Representatives came away with the team trophy, and Rep. Marcus Oshiro performed a number in drag to the tune "I Will Survive" to win the individual prize.
- KITV - Feb 24, 2012
Critics Question Lawmakers? GMO Labeling Bill Killing Move -We had hours and hours and hours of testimony, really heart-felt, passionate testimony,? said Maui Councilmember Elle Cochran, who spent the past year fighting for legislation to get genetically modified foods labeled.I think everyone should have an option and know what we are consuming,? she said.But that may be getting tougher to do.In 2008, the U.S.
- KITV - Feb 14, 2012
Lawmakers Consider Fees To Recycle Electronic Devices - State health officials hope to build on the success of a bottle recycling program and expand it to include electronic devices."We are looking for a system to deal with our electronic goods altogether to reclaim the valuable metals that are in them, and handle them in a way that is cost effective and efficient for everyone," said deputy health director Gary Gill.Mike Allwer sold a car stereo at his discount store on Pensacola Tuesday.
- Hawaii News Now Jan 18, 2012
After a few lean years marred by budget cuts and furloughs Hawaii state economy is slowly recovering and lawmakers were cautiously optimistic about Hawaii's financial future as they opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday.Their goals for the new session include creating jobs, balancing the budget without raising taxes or imposing new taxes, and improving Hawaii's business climate.During his opening remarks House Speaker Calvin Say said he would like to maintain stability."Maintaining stability means no new taxes for state government from residents and businesses.
- KHON Jan 12, 2012
Reptiles and other invasive species invaded the capitol today as part of a legislative briefing on environmental concerns.Despite the challenges of workforce and budget cutbacks, alien species control agencies are still making progress, but are pointing out how much more needs to be done.They're not your usual warm-blooded family pets.
- KHON Dec, 13, 2011
When a former employee who became one of David H. Murdock’s most avid supporters sat down with the billionaire owner of Lana'i in July, she created quite a stir among residents when she wrote Murdock was contemplating selling the island if opposition to a wind energy project continued.
- KHON - May 16, 2011
New H-1 freeway westbound ramps will help alleviate bottlenecks around some of the large shopping centers in Oahu’s second city. There's still a lot of work to be done before motorists see complete traffic relief.State transportation officials and Kapolei lawmakers say $18.7 million is well worth the price for improved traffic flow heading in and out of Oahu's second city. "It's going to save a tremendous amount of time,” said Sen.