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Hawaii lawmakers file resolutions seeking Jones Act exemption, and Senate Minority presents Jones Act documentary film to raise public awareness

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HONOLULU— In a bipartisan effort to positively impact the cost of living for Hawaii residents, several members of the Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives have filed concurrent resolutions seeking an exemption for Hawaii from a provision in the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (the Jones Act) requiring that all vessels be built in the […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

House and Senate Republicans Join Forces on Legislation

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The Hawaii Senate and House of Representatives Minority Caucuses have joined forces this year and introduced several pieces of companion legislation, in an effort to relieve the burdens on Hawaii citizens.  A top priority for the Minority Caucus is reducing the rising cost of living in Hawaii, where expenses like rent, home prices, taxes, groceries, […]

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

House Republicans oppose fast-tracking of GET increase

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The House Republican caucus raised concerns that a bill to increase the general excise tax (GET) was fast-tracked when the House re-referred it to a single committee. The action would allow House bill 1240, which includes a 0.25 percent GET increase in addition to an extension of the 0.5 percent county surcharge, to have one […]

February 9th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Rep. Gene Ward on the Koko Head Crater Equestrian Center

Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D. spoke with Dr. Emogene Yoshimura of the Koko Crater Equestrian Center. The city has told the Koko Crater Equestrian  that they have 3 days to move 30 horses. Koko Crater Botanical Garden is a 60-acre basin inside the landmark Koko Crater on the eastern end of the island. See a video […]

February 5th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

2015 House Minority Caucus Package

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          Minority Press conference left to right:  Representatives Andria Tupola, Gene Ward,  Beth Fukumoto Chang, Cynthia Thielen, Feki Pouha and Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto     Watched Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0w32wM4No 2015 Minority Caucus Package Bill List 2015 Minority Caucus Package Booklet     Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

A FAIL-SAFE SOLUTION TO HAWAII’S EMBARRASSINGLY LOW VOTER-TURNOUT

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Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai – Kalama Valley) introduced legislation to increase voter turnout in the state of Hawaii, which in the last election was the lowest in the nation. “We’ve slipped to such a low-level of voter turn-out that only about 32% of eligible voters determine who our leaders will be. It may just […]

January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

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January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

University of Hawaii Receives Industrial Hemp Seed Import Permit

Hemp Permit 2015Today, the University of Hawaii received a permit from U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration, to import industrial hemp seeds from Australia for Hawaii’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. This project was signed into law on April 30,, 2014 and will be started as soon as the seeds arrive in the islands. “This […]

January 28th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics,News | Read More »

Opening Day Remarks for the 2015 Legislative Session by the House Minority Leader

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Click to See Video:  Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and welcome to our many distinguished guests. I’d like to start by personally thanking my family and the people of Mililani for the opportunity to serve you in the House of Representatives. I would not be here today without your sacrifices and support. On behalf of myself […]

January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

LaToya Adams Launches Anthem for Military Spouses

Military Spouse/Songwriter LaToya Adams Launches Anthem for Military Spouses, entitled “The SHERO Anthem”

LaToya Adams is the singer and songwriter of The SHERO Anthem.  The highly anticipated single is released; finally all will witness the lyrical portrayal of the life and culture of military spouses.  It is a sound like no other; it is the sound of resilience through the medium of inspirational music.  The evocative message is […]

January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Hawaii Politics | Read More »

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show








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