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Wayne Yoshioka

The joint Senate and House money committees conducted another pre-session budget hearing today and lawmakers focused on one of the key issues in the state.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The state legislative money committees are continuing their pre-session supplemental budget hearings this week.   Today, the focus was on business, economic development and tourism.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Dengue fever outbreak is currently grabbing all of the headlines in Hawai’i.  But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports there’s a serious tropical disease that has no known cure, has spread across the state and has killed two since 2011.

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The federal investment tax credit for rooftop solar was extended last week for another 3 years.  That’s a big boost for the entire industry especially battery storage systems.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature must reinstate hundreds of civil service positions that were abolished over the years. That process is only beginning as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

A federal law was enacted last month that will abolish a little-known Social Security benefit for married and divorced retirees.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

Catholic Charities Hawai’i hosted a Social Advocacy Forum to prepare for the upcoming legislative session.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, a veteran lawmaker was there to provide guidance.

Wayne Yoshioka

The City and County of Honolulu is planning to spend nearly 140 million dollars over two years to address homelessness on O’ahu.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update.

Wayne Yoshioka

A Legislative Working Group is preparing its final report and recommendations to support thousands of family caregivers throughout the state.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The 2016 legislative session is a little more than one month away and a number of lawmakers say homelessness will likely take center stage. But other issues will be considered again next year, including banning ivory sales in Hawai’i. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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