Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Sharon Yarbrough interviews Kymberly Marcos Pine, the Vice Chair of the Honolulu City Council, and the Chairwoman of the Council's Committee on Zoning and Housing. Pine has continued to serve on the Honolulu City Council for almost six years. As the second-most senior official on the Council, and as...
Governor Ige has appointed Reg Baker to the Hawaii Small Business Review Board, effective immediately. Please see appointment letter below. This state of Hawaii appointment, combined with my role on the federal SBA Regulatory Fairness Board will be powerful and allow me to work more effectively at helping small...
Aloha –  Senator Green is a busy guy!  And if (correction - when) he wins the next Lieutenant Governors election he will be busier than ever!  Such a down to earth and articulate guy.   Headed to Washington DC late next week for the annual US Small Business Administration (SBA) Board...
The Honolulu City Council held its last full session of 2018 on Wednesday. Many, many actions were taken. The session lead off with thanking the current Council Chair Ernie Martin for his six years as the Council Chair and for his 8 years of service to the Honolulu community. Bills Passing...
Last week the Hawaiʻi House of Representatives unanimously passed the restricted use pesticide  (RUP) regulation bill, SB3095hd1 during its third and final reading on April 6, 2018. The bill is a significant milestone in a decades-long effort to put in place regulations to protect public health and the environment. The Senate now has the opportunity...
What a fast paced information packed session this was! We touched on what a forensic audit is and why we need one for the Rail. And the sooner the better!! Otherwise we will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Also discussed the...
Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai – Kalama Valley) was pleased to learn that the Hawaii Kai Koko Head stables will continue to be a part of the Hawaii Kai community. Congratulations to Dr. Emogene Yoshimura for winning the bid again. "We are happy to see that the Paniolo Heritage she brings...
          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    
REVISED:  June 21, 2018, 4:40 pm.  Added link to SD law, revised discussion of differences. June 21, 2018:  The Supreme Court of the United States today decided Wayfair, Inc. v. South Dakota, and held that “physical presence” is not necessary before States can validly apply their taxing powers to businesses...