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2016 Legislative Session Begins

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in Latest News, Main

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Legislature’s Twenty-Eighth Legislative session convened on January 20, 2016.  Those wanting to follow specific bills and issues this session can utilize the Hawaii State Legislature’s website, which can be found at www.capitol.hawaii.gov.   The website provides a wide range of useful tools, including bill status, measure tracking, keyword lookups, generated reports, and ...
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HONOLULU —  The agreement transferring the operation and management of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Regional System to Kaiser Permanente was signed during a press conference at the Governor’s Ceremonial Room.  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui attended the press conference. The State and Kaiser will now begin negotiations for the lease of the real property ...
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KIHEI —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered welcoming remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony and blessing of Kihei High School. Governor Ige, Senators Baker and Keith-Agaran, Representative Ing and Mayor Arakawa, along with community members, also attended the ceremony. Serving grades nine to 12, the school will be located on more than 77 acres of undeveloped ...
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  KANEOHE —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui delivered the Veterans Day Ceremony keynote address at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe. “On this day, let us pledge to each other that the service of our soldiers has not been in vain.  Today, let us promise to never forget the magnitude of their sacrifices and ...
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Empowering children to read, Lt. Governor Tsutsui helped Book Trust hand out books to students at Wailuku Elementary School. He also read to a group of students. Book Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children from low-income families to choose and own books, inspiring a passion for reading and cultivating increased ...
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BIG ISLAND —  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui joined the Senate Ways and Means Committee for part of its visits to state facilities on the Big Island.  The Lt. Governor, along with the group of Senators, toured the new Hawaii Community College — Palamanui campus.  Most of the campus functions moved from Kealakekua to the new site mauka ...
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KAHULUI — Maui High School honored Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, an alumnus, at its 5th annual Maui High School Hall of Honor Awards banquet which was held at the Maui Beach Hotel. The banquet was presented by the Maui High School Foundation and recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the school’s legacy and to the ...
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MAKAWAO —  Lt. Governor Tsutsui joined Governor Ige, officials from the Department of Education, legislators and community members at Kalama Intermediate School for the kick off of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) Program, directed by the nonprofit, Digital Promise.  Along with Kalama, Lokelani Intermediate School was also selected to join the program.  The two-year program ...
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MOANALUA —  Keep up the good work Moanalua Middle School! Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, along with the school’s area lawmakers Senators Glenn Wakai and Donna Mercado Kim and Representatives Linda Ichiyama and Aaron Johanson, got an update on how the Mustangs’ afterschool program is progressing with its R.E.A.C.H. funding. About 200 students participate in a ...
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HONOLULU —  The Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Honolulu visited Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui. Director General Chow was assigned to his post during the summer. He has held many other diplomatic posts in places like New York and the United Kingdom. The mission of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office ...
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