Whoof. I have been spending so much time this session shepherding the Women’s Legislative Caucus and other bills that I have fallen down on my writing. With apologies for a belated post, here is the comparison of how you voted to how I voted. Also a short update on the current status of the five […]
Mahalo to everyone who submitted a survey. Over 700 people respond this year! I greatly appreciate your input, especially from the many people who took extra time to write comments. The survey results are below. But first, some highlights from the comments: Price of Paradise Many people had a hard time picking just one […]
I’m working on my annual start-of-Session mailer, and was doing some research. I came across a comparison of Hawaii’s economy and the US as a whole. In 2016, the largest industry in Hawaii was finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing. The second largest industry was government. The largest contributor to real GDP growth in […]
Bills that one group or another brings to the legislature often die. It’s time to try working together before the session to write legislation.
We got an email from Senate President’s office asking for our availability for a Special Session in late July/August. The email stressed that there is no agreement on calling a Special Session or on a bill. Yet. But I doubt we’d be getting the email if there weren’t some level of agreement. In May, right […]