In the News: 2012

February 2012

February 26, 2012

Bill Could Classify Workplace Bullying As Safety Violation (KITV4)

February 24, 2012

Legislation takes aim at human trafficking (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Senate clears $500M bill to bo0st employment, construction projects (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

February 22, 2012

Maui Delegation Lauds Senate Passage of Invest in Hawaii Act  (Maui Now)

February 21, 2012

Legislation would redefine schools’ instructional time (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Early education initiatives before Hawaii Senators (KHON2)

Sen. Malama Solomon Welcomes North Hawaii Community to Mid-Legislative Session Update in Waimea (Hawaii Reporter)

Senate passes ‘Invest in Hawaii Act;’ bill moves to House of Representatives (Garden Island)

February 20, 2012

Solomon to Provide Legislature Update Thursday (Big Island News Center)

February 17, 2012

Maui Senator Speaks at Forum on Micronesian Issues in Hawaii (Maui Now)

February 13, 2012

Bill to provide more protection to cyberbullying victims (KHON2)

February 12, 2012

Bill Regulating ATVs Set for Hearing Monday (Big Island News Center)

February 10, 2012

Young people show support for bill on disposable-bag fee (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Lawmakers to probe salary overpayments revealed by Hawaii News Now (Hawaii News Now)

Maui Senators Applaud Committee Support of Invest in Hawaii Act (Maui Now)

February 9, 2012

Senate panel moves bill to cap public pensions: The measure curbs the use of overtime to inflate workers’ retirement pay (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

February 8, 2012

2 possible buyers emerge for HMC’s Ewa campus (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

February 6, 2012

Republic of the Marshall Islands President Makes Inaugural Visit to Hawaii (Hawaii Reporter)

State overpaid employees by more than $2 million (Hawaii News Now)

February 5, 2012

Streamlining of state projects sought: Isle senators hope to boost the economy and ease the backlog of repairs at schools and other state buildings (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Officials target early learning: The state is looking to create a preschool program to replace junior kindergarten (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

February 4, 2012

Transplant facility bill wins quick approval: The governor will sign the $1.5 million measure today (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

February 2, 2012

Changes likely as charter school bill makes its way through legislature (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

5 Questions with NEWSmaker State Senator Josh Green (KHVH/ Hawaii Reporter)


January 2012

January 31, 2012

Bill seeks to end teacher tenure: Lawmakers say the proposals are to spur discussion about reforming the system (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Lawmakers revise bill to limit roadside emergency dangers (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

January 30, 2012

‘Housekeeping’ bill aims to clarify civil unions law (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

School reforms might not rely on pact: Bargaining can be pushed aside under a provision if federal funds are in peril (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Task force to study health link with sugary beverages (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Hawaii May Ban Fundraisers During Session (Civil Beat)

Bill would require the timely reporting of missing children (Maui News)

Alleged puppy mill prompts stricter legislation (KHON2)

Bill urges drivers pass emergency vehicles safely (KHON2)

January 29, 2012

Bill Requires Timely Reporting of Missing Children (KITV4)

January 27, 2012

Legislative Women’s Caucus Introducing Female-Friendly Bills (Big Island News Center)

January 26, 2012

State is determined to retain Race funds: Despite a worrisome labor dispute with teachers, officials report some progress in meeting federal goals  (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Women’s legislative caucus reveals 2012 package (KHON2)

January 25, 2012

Hawaii School System is Like an Old House, Superintendent Says (Civil Beat)

January 24, 2012

State funds to go toward center for transplants: Lawmakers pledge to fast-track money for a replacement organ facility at Queen’s  (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Lawmakers hopeful “move over” bill will become law (KHON2)

Shared objectives with Senate draw applause (Maui News)

Senator Green Introduces Coffee Labeling Bill (Big Island News Center)

Auto Safety Advocacy Group: Police Cars ‘Death traps’  (KITV4)

January 23, 2012

Lack of financing stalls high school in South Maui: The state is planning a campus to serve the rising population in the Kihei region  (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

January 22, 2012

DesJardins gets Senate OK to be district judge on Maui (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Governor’s focus will turn to stability (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Preservation, Replacement and Rehabilitation of State Bridges Discussed (Hawaii Reporter)

January 20, 2012

Growing costs trump schools’ labor contract savings (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Hawaii’s Legislative Leaders Debate Tax Hikes, Jobs Plan (Hawaii Reporter)

Mortgage foreclosure law revisions advised (Maui News)

Official- Mortgage law saved homes (Hawaii Tribune Herald)

January 19, 2012

Austerity remains the goal in the new session: State lawmakers will approach spending with bond-financed construction projects (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

State lawmakers look to set limits on chemical found in water on Oahu last year (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Senators put forth major construction proposal (Maui News)

January 18, 2012

Cautious optimism and austerity mark start of 2012 Legislature (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Job creation, friendly business climate top legislative agenda (Hawaii News Now)

Budget issues greet returning Hawaii Legislature (Hawaii News Now)

Economic, job issues greet state Legislature: Hawaii lawmakers return today to new and old measures (Maui News)

Opening Day Statements Include Plans for Job Creation (Maui Now)

January 17, 2012

French Polynesia President Explores Opportunities to Link Tahiti and Hawaii (Hawaii Reporter)

Hawaii State Senate Majority Caucus Sets its Priorities for the 2012 Legislative Session (Hawaii Reporter)

Hawaii Legislative Informational Briefing on Climate Change (Hawaii Reporter)

Senate Majority Unveils Priorities for 2012 Legislative Session (Maui Now)

January 15, 2012

State bills would add cash flow to hospitals (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Economic recover is a top priority: Grateful to start with a surplus, lawmakers plan to be cautious about new spending (Honolulu Star Advertiser)

Job, economy priorities for 3 Maui senators (Maui News)

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