Legislators to host session wrap up at senior center meetings

Senator Dwight Takamine and Representative Mark Nakashima will host post-session meetings to provide seniors a summary of the work accomplished during this legislative session. These meetings will provide seniors an opportunity to share their concerns and receive updates on projects affecting seniors in the district.                        DATES:                                              LOCATIONS: May 14, 2010  Fri. 9:00 a.m.              Laupahoehoe Seniors May 19, 2010  Wed. 9:00 a.m.           Honoka’a Seniors May 25, 2010  Tues 10:00 a.m.          Hakalau…

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Senate passes bill to address unemployment insurance rate hikes

The Senate today passed HB 2169, which will help reduce increases in unemployment taxes for Hawaii businesses, while maintaining funding for unemployment benefits. Because the bill has already passed the House and was not amended by the Senate, it is expected to receive final House approval quickly, and that Governor Lingle will sign the bill into law next week.  “HB2169 will provide timely, significant tax relief for businesses while maintaining unemployment benefits for those who…

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Hilo legislators to host mid-session community meeting

Senators Russell Kokubun and Dwight Takamine, and Representatives Jerry Chang, Clift Tsuji and Faye Hanohano will be hosting a mid-session community meeting in Hilo to provide residents an opportunity to share their concerns about legislation in progress and community issues. Senator Takamine says “this meeting is an opportunity for residents to engage in an open dialogue with their legislators and participate in the conversation about projects affecting people the Hilo area.” WHEN: Tuesday, February 23,…

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Hilo area legislators seeking public input for upcoming legislative session

Hilo area legislators have scheduled a joint community meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s UCB Room 127. The purpose of the meeting is to give the public a chance to express their concerns and priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

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Hilo area legislators seeking public input for upcoming legislative session

Community meeting on January 12 will give the public an opportunity to “educate” legislators on community’s concerns. Senator Dwight Takamine (District 1 – Hilo, Honoka‘a, Laupahoehoe, Hamakua, Waiakea Uka, Keaukaha, Waimea) and Representatives Jerry Chang (District 2 – South Hilo, Waiakea Kai, Kaumana, Keaukaha) and Clift Tsuji (District 3 – South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown) are hoping to get an earful from the community. The Hilo area legislators have scheduled a joint community meeting…

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