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2015 Hawaii Legislative Session

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Stories related to the State of Hawaii’s 2015 Legislative Session.

Prostitution 050614  large Prosecutor pushes governor to veto anti-sex trafficking bill
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Hawaii's progressive sex-trafficking bill is in danger of being vetoed by the governor, at the Honolulu prosecutor's urging. Read More »

All david ige ching confirmation web Grad student unionization bill in danger of veto
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Governor Ige has put HB 533, which would allow grad students to unionize, on his veto list. Read More »

2-waiahole  large Environmental groups oppose gutting of environmental funds
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15 environmental groups have written an open letter to the State House and Senate finance committee chairs urging them not to appropriate money from, or modify in an any way, several vital environmental funds. Read More »

Luke 2 Conferees begin to hammer out final budget bill
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The Hawaii House and Senate finance committees begin negotiations on the final version of the state's 2015 budget bill. Read More »

East molokai Pro-GMO farmer to lead anti-GMO district
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Lynn DeCroite, a Molokai farmer with ties to Monsanto, was sworn-in today to the state House to represent District 13, which voted in favor of the Maui GMO moratorium. Read More »

Sit in-2-2  large GSO highlights bills to fix UH Manoa
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The Graduate Student Organization at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has released its list of priority bills for this legislative session for students to testify on. Read More »

Hawaiian-homeless-man State bills would help rectify injustices caused by Honolulu’s “nuisance” laws
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A brief rundown on three bills that would alleviate some of the unnecessary hardship inflicted upon our houseless citizens by city ordinances that target them unjustly. Read More »

Dsc 4398 Rep. Ing introduces “Kollin Elderts” bill
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Would ban law enforcement officers from consuming alcohol while carrying a gun, even if off-duty Read More »

Galbraith ag lands Senate bill would boost our food security
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SB593 would require the Agribusiness Development Corporation to lease 50 percent of its land to local food production. Read More »

Img 0049  large Women’s Caucus targets violence, health and the high cost of living
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The Women’s Legislative Caucus, consisting of members from both the State Senate and House, today announced a joint package of measures for the 2015 legislative session. Read More »

Aalto and ziegler Conservationists mobilize against Ige’s DLNR nomination
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More than twenty groups oppose Carleton Ching as new chair of the land and resource-management arm of the executive branch of the state government. Read More »

Wing Return of the Shield Law?
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A new shield law bill introduced by House majority leader Scott Saiki is working its way through the legislative process this session. Read More »

Editimg 3683-2 Opening Day provides sampling of Hawaii’s important issues
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The activists and members of the public gathered in the rotunda for the opening day of the 2015 legislative session reflected a sampling of the issues and problems most important to those engaged in Hawaii's future. Read More »

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