The legislature passed 275 bills and appropriated more than 7 billion dollars in state general funds before it adjourned last week. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, one state-funded program did not receive a single cent of what it asked for.
The state legislature will have marathon floor sessions tomorrow to pass bills on final reading before adjournment May 5th. These bills include the executive budget and a few controversial measures. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The State Legislature took up the issue of Homelessness as its top priority at the beginning of this year’s session. And they have completed their budget recommendations for final approval by the full House and Senate. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Alexander & Baldwin announced today that it will stop diverting water from priority streams in East Maui as soon as possible. The company announced its plans at a news conference with key state lawmakers. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi is scheduled to stand trial in 3 months for misuse of his government charge card. He pleaded “not guilty” to all charges but as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, his legal options are restricted.
Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton suffered a resounding pre-election loss in Hawai’i this past weekend. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited with supporters and opponents to get their reactions.
The first 2 trains for O’ahu’s rail transit system arrived today at Honolulu Harbor. They cost about 2.2 million dollars each and are being shipped from Italy to Hawai’i. Mayor Kirk Caldwell was pier-side to announce their arrival.
The Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation was adopted last month during a closed convention. Now it’s up to the delegates to raise money for a ratification vote. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, there are diverse perspectives.
A Native Hawaiian Constitution was adopted last month during a closed convention on O’ahu. But some Native Hawaiians have differing opinions on the issues of self governance and self determination. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The rapid development of residential high-rises in Kaka’ako has resulted in legislative solutions to long-standing issues like regulating private roads in the neighborhood. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.