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Charter Schools in Hawai‘i

August 23, 2012 This month, I would like to talk about charter schools in Hawai‘i. There has been some misunderstanding about what a charter school i. more »»

Justice Reinvestment

July 12, 2012 This month, I want to discuss two bills that passed this year and became law last month. more »»

Kihei High School Update

May 3, 2012 I continue to support the construction of Kihei High School, both at the Legislature and before the Maui Planning Commission. more »»

The Price of Gasoline on Maui

April 12, 2012 Our office has been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding the steady increases in the price of a gallon of gasoline. more »»

How to Submit Testimony to the Legislature

March 8, 2012 During this session, legislators will review over 2,100 bills. A large percentage of those will be heard in committee. more »»

Hale Kau Kau Update, New Homeless Shelter in Kihei

February 9, 2012 Hale Kau Kau (house of food) is a meal program in South Maui that provides hundreds of free hot meals to those in need, but also provides meals to seniors and homebound individuals who are unable to... more »»

South Maui Smart Grid, Maui Electric Power Line Proposal

December 1, 2011 South Maui Smart Grid South Maui is on the cutting edge of worldwide smart grid technology with two projects currently underway in our district. One project is a partnership with the U.. more »»

Education in Hawai‘i

September 22, 2011 I recently attended the Council on State Governments-West conference on O‘ahu. more »»

Cybercrime Briefing Convened at State Capitol

August 4, 2011 Cybercrime has the potential to affect everyone who uses a computer, cell phone or other electronic communication device. more »»

GE Tax, Tsunami Relief, Law Enforcement Memorial, Vehicle Fees & Public Labor Costs

June 16, 2011 GE Tax Not Increased Recently, I received a letter from a Maui businessman who said he had to lay off workers and cut pay 10 percent to keep his business in operation. more »»

Alternative Budget, Pension Tax, Higher GE Tax, Production Studio Credits

April 21, 2011 The most critical issue facing the state is the budget deficit. Hawai‘i is looking at a current deficit of $1.2 billion dollars over the next two years. more »»

Halfway Point: Pension Tax, Gambling, Government Ferry System

March 24, 2011 We are almost at the halfway point of this year’s legislative session. I have been encouraged by hearing from a number of my constituents and others. more »»

Legislative Session Opens

February 10, 2011 On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 2011 Hawai‘i State legislative session convened. Unlike previous years, the Hawai‘i State House of Representatives opened without choosing a Speaker of the House. more »»

An Introduction

January 20, 2011 It is my commitment to work hard to represent the people of South Maui and to listen to your concerns throughout the upcoming legislative session. more »»


Lahaina Arts Society Fine Art Fairs October 25, 2014

Lahaina Arts Society Fine Art Fairs Discover some of Maui’s most talented fine artists exhibiting at an amazing fair under the Banyan Tree next to the historic Old Lahaina Courthouse. more »

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