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What are your thoughts on the issues he addresses on his Olelo Series, "A Word with Ward" and at the State Legislature? We want to hear from you !
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Empty Heads of House Pass Empty Bill
The Legislature pass a bill that is essentially a "blank check." SB2535 is without content and a lot of obscurity. A geothermal bill that says nothing more. To read the wording of SB2535 and to track its progress, click here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2535&year=2016 Excerpt from the House floor provided by Capitol TV.
Death of Tax Excess Revenues
The disposition of tax excess revenue will be the death knell of Hawaii's tax payers. Hawaii ranks as the highest taxed state. The unfunded liabilities and debt bonds of our State falls burden once again upon tax payers. SB2554 proposes an amendment made in the 1978 Constitution Convention. To read the wording of this bill and to track its progress click here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2554&year=2016 We'd like to hear from you! Feel free to call 586-6420 or email Rep. Ward at email@example.com Excerpt from the House floor provided by Capitol TV.
Kaiser High School Football Field Renovation Is Approved
Rep. Ward visits Kaiser High School's football field that is in desperate need of improvement. Rep. Ward has joined with colleagues to create a coalition to rally support for improvement funds. As of April 12, 2016, the Governor has approved $4.9 million to renovate the track and field of Kaiser High School. For more information or to express your questions, concerns or comments, feel free to call 586-6420 or email Rep. Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Ward Gets Passionate Over Concerning Issues in State Budget
The third reading of the State Budget brought up hot discussion in the House on May 3, 2016. Representative Ward fervently speaks to the funding of DHHL. He then gets called out by Speaker Souki to be thrown off the floor (watch until the end). We want to hear from you! To express your concerns, questions or comments, feel free to call Rep. Ward at 586-6420 or email: email@example.com Excerpts from the House Chamber provided by Capitol TV.
International Moon Base Alliance Will Help Hawaii
Rep. Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) addresses the two bills he introduced this session, HB 1598 and HB 2706, which would create an international moon base alliance. The terrain on the Big Island is very similar to that of the moon, and the alliance created in these bills would help to boost and diversify our economy and bring good paying jobs to our State! For any questions or concerns, please contact Rep. Ward's office at 808-586-6420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rep. Ward Speaks Against Sanctuary State
Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) spoke against HB 1994, which would prohibit state law enforcement agencies from complying with federal immigration detainers, effectively creating a "sanctuary state." HB 1994 failed to cross over to the Senate as it did not receive a hearing in Finance. More information on this bill can be found here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1994&year=2018 For any questions and concerns, please contact Rep. Ward's office at 808-586-6420 or email him at email@example.com
Rep. Ward Speaks on State Budget
Representative Ward spoke in favor of the House Budget, which passed out on March 12th. Rep. Ward highlighted the restored funding to PISCES and the good it will do for the aerospace industry in Hawaii. He also commended the Chair of Finance for cutting the 202 state positions that have not been filled for the past year and a half. For any questions or concerns, please contact Rep. Ward's office at 808-586-6420 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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