Word with Ward – Rep.Gene Ward and Cathy Fukunaga – Preschool Education

Representative Gene Ward and Cathy Fukunga – “the arguments in favor of preschool education were that it would reduce school failure, lower dropout rates, increase test scores, and produce a generation of more competent high school graduates. . . . Preschool education will achieve none of these results,” said Cathy Fukunga

Cathy fukunaga and WardContact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

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Rep. Lauren Cheape Addresses HB487 – AGRICULTURE

Measure Title: RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Report Title: Livestock Feed Subsidy; Livestock Feed Developer Subsidy; Appropriation ($)
Description: Expands livestock feed subsidy to include feed for goats, sheep, lambs, fish and crustaceans. Creates a subsidy for qualified feed developers. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB487 HD2)

3/5/2013 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

cheape hb487Contact: repcheape@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV

Rep. Gene Ward Addresses HB482 – RELATING TO AGRICULTURE

Measure Title: RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
Report Title: Important Agricultural Land; Tax Credit; Qualified Agricultural Costs
Description: Repeals the ability to claim expenditures for legal services under the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit. Effective July 1, 2050. Applicable to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013. (HB482 HD1)

3/5/2013 H Passed Third Reading with Representative(s) Cheape, Cullen, Hanohano, Har, Hashem, Ichiyama, Jordan, Kawakami, Oshiro, Takayama, Ward, Yamashita voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Cabanilla, Fale, Ito, McDermott, Say, Tokioka, Tsuji voting no (7) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.

ward hb482Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov Excerpt from Capitol TV