Archive for August, 2009

Representative Kymberly Pine Week in Review Aug 24 – 29, 2009

August 29, 2009

Representative Kymberly Pine (District 43; Ewa Beach) recaps the week in review covering events from August 24th through the 29th, 2009.

Hawaii Council on Revenues August 27

August 28, 2009
Council on Revenues met on August 27, 2009 to forecast revenue projections for the fiscal year 2010 to be some additional $98 million less- adding to the sum of $786- to be a shortfall of $884 million.

Part 1 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009

Part 1 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Part 2 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009

Part 2 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Part 3 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009

Part 3 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Part 4 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009

Part 4 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Part 5 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009

Part 5 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Part 6 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform

August 26, 2009
Part 6 of 6 Representative Gene Ward, Ph.D, Discusses Health Reform with Jay Maddock, Ph.D. Director & Associate Professor of the Office of Public Health Studies at UH Manoa and Coral Andrews of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Governor Lingle Address Hawaii Status on Federal Stimulus Funds FUNDS

August 25, 2009

GOVERNOR LINGLE WITH SENATORS INOUYE AND AKAKA ON STIMULUS FUNDS

Lighting Project on Lunalilo Home Road

August 19, 2009

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Representative Gene Ward speaks to Specialist with tenure, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii Richard J Wainscoat about the cost of 1.96 million intended to add lighting to Lunalilo Home road; as Councilmember Charles K. Djou who currently represents the 4th Council District (Waikiki to Hawaii Kai) speaks with the Honolulu Advertiser’s summer intern.

Protest – of the Lighting Lunalilo Home Road. Representative Gene Ward Ph.D. comments on the city lighting project.

The city is currently installing a lighting project on Lunalilo Home Road to upgrade an aging system and to increase safety. We are getting three new lights for every current light from Kalanianaole Highway to Koamano Street (Phase I) for a cost of at least $1.96M. Phase II would continue from Koamano to Hawaii Kai Drive by the skateboard park for another $570,000, and Hawaii Kai Drive is in the planning stages for an estimated $4M. The new light fixtures are 150 watt high-pressure sodium, “the same as the existing lights,” according to the city. Here we are about 40 years after the original installation, and we are getting the same technology as we had then. Why? Is the city not aware of guidelines published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in which they indicate “research into lighting concepts . . . has led to the development of new techniques . . . for the design of efficient, effective, safe and environmentally responsive roadway lighting systems”?