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Hawai’i Women State Legislator to Speak on “Advancing Women in Politics”

07.19.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release July 19, 2016 WHO: Senators Laura Thielen and Rosalyn Baker, Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Della Au Belatti WHAT: National Association of Commissions for Women panel discussion on “Advancing Women in Politics” WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. WHERE: Ala Moana…

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Senate Passes More Than 250 Bills for Second Crossover

06.09.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release April 12, 2016 Measures include teacher travel exception, water rights, assistance for displaced Maui sugar workers HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Members of the State Senate today passed 150 House bills that addresses areas of the environmental protection, economic development, crime victim protections and water rights….

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State Budget Highlights for Senate District 8

06.09.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release May 3, 2016 Honolulu, Hawai’i – Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, representing Senate District 8, is pleased to announce that the Hawai’i State Senate adopted on final reading the State Budget on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Homelessness, affordable housing, education, economic sustainability, and health…

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Sen. English Statement on Free Meal Program Expansion

06.09.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release May 3, 2016 Senate succeeds in achieving priorities on family, community, environment, good governance HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Sen. J. Kalani English today applauded the Hawai’i State Department of Education for expanding the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) from seven schools to 30 statewide. “I’m extremely…

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Senate Passes Array of Bills on Final Reading

06.09.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release May 3, 2016 Senate pass budget bill, industrial hemp pilot project, water rights, TAT HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Members of the State Senate voted to pass a number of important measures on today’s final reading. By a unanimous vote, the Senate adopted HB1700 CD1 which…

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Sen. Gabbard Applauds Passage of Industrial Hemp Bill

06.09.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release May 3, 2016 HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Senator Mike Gabbard, chair of the Senate Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee, applauded the passage of SB 2659 SD2 HD1 CD1 today. The bill received unanimous support in both the House and Senate. This historic bill, authored by…

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Senate Adjourns 2016 Regular Session

03.16.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release March 16, 2016 Senate succeeds in achieving priorities on family, community, environment, good governance Honolulu, Hawai’i – The Hawai’i State Senate adjourned the 2016 regular session with a sense of accomplishment in passing a fiscally responsible budget, addressing priority needs for the state, and…

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Senate Forwards More Than 260 Bills to House

03.16.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release March 8, 2016 Measures crossing over to House include bills to address homelessness, invasive species, elections by mail, equal pay HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Members of the Hawai’i State Senate today passed 265 bills on Third Reading and sent them to the House for its consideration….

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State Legislators Get Creative for Art At The Capitol

03.12.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release March 12, 2016 HONOLULU, Hawai’i – State Senators and Representatives put politics aside for a few hours today (March 12) and tapped into their inner artist for Art at the Capitol. Legislators gave up their pen and picked up pastels for a lesson on…

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State Legislators Channel Their Inner Artist for Art At The Capitol

03.09.2016

MEDIA ADVISORY – for immediate release March 9, 2016 WHO: Hawai’i State Senators and Representatives WHAT: Legislators will brush up on drawing and painting skills in preparation for a self-portrait art contest at Art at the Capitol on April 1, 2016 WHEN: Sat., March 12, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m….

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Statement on Appointment of Kaiali’i Kahele to State Senate

02.16.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release February 16, 2016 HONOLULU, Hawai’i – The Hawai’i State Senate leadership welcomes the appointment of Kaiali’i Kahele to the District 1 Senate seat. “I congratulate Kai on his appointment to the Senate,” said Senate Majority Leader, Sen. J. Kalani English. “I know he has the best…

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Kaiali’i Kanahele Sworn in to State Senate

02.16.2016

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release February 17, 2016 HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Kaiali’i Kahele was sworn in to the Hawai’i State Senate at the commencement of today’s Senate Regular Session. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald of the Hawai’i Supreme Court administered the Oath of Office on the Senate floor. Kahele was…

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Kupuna Caucus Unveils 2016 Legislative Priorities

02.03.2016

MEDIA ADVISORY – for immediate release February 3, 2016 WHO: Senators Suzanne Chun Oakland and Les Ihara, Jr, Representative Gregg Takayama, and members of the Kūpuna Caucus WHAT: Hawai‘i State Legislature’s Kūpuna Caucus to unveil package of bills to be introduced in the 2016 Legislative Session WHEN: Friday, February 5,…

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Senate Statement on Senator Gilbert Kahele

01.26.2016

MEDIA ADVISORY – for immediate release January 26, 2016 It is with heavy heart and great sadness that the Hawai’i State Senate reports the passing of Senator Gilbert Kahele, Senator of the First Senatorial District. Surrounded by his loving family, Sen. Gil Kahele passed peacefully at 7:55 a.m. surrounded by family…

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Keiki Caucus Unveils 2016 Legislative Priorities

01.25.2016

MEDIA ADVISORY – for immediate release January 25, 2016 WHO: Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland and members of the Keiki Caucus WHAT: News conference to unveil legislative package of priority measures addressing the welfare of Hawai’i’s children WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Room 414 | State Capitol Sen….

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2016 Legislative Session Commences

01.15.2016

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate release January 15, 2016 Hawai’i State Senators open session with “business as usual” HONOLULU, Hawai’i – Hawai’i State Legislature Opening Day for the Twenty-Eighth Legislative session will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Senate Chambers. This is the second year of…

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