Archive for March, 2016

The Parking Spaces At Iolani Palace Is A Desecration

March 29, 2016

Iolani Palace is the only palace in the world with a parking lot! This is a display of disrespect and injustice of the Hawaiian ancestry. Rep. Ward always proposes a bill every year to the Legislature to remove the parking lot and replace it with grass for betterment of the appealing visuals and respect.

To find out more information of HB2499, and to find wording of the bill, click here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure…

Got questions, comments, or concerns? Rep. Ward wants to hear from you!
Call 586-6420 or email: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

Idle Time To Post Signage at Spitting Caves Equals More Lives Taken Away

March 24, 2016

Spitting Caves is very aesthetically pleasing. It is also a place where many lives have been taken away by the risk-taking of locals and visitors. It is imperative that “No Jumping” signs be posted in front of Spitting Caves. Rep. Ward has been a strong advocate in the news, community, and in the Legislature about urging the City and County of Honolulu to put up a “No Jumping” sign.

For more information and to find the wording of the resolution (HR138) proposed by Rep. Ward, click here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure…

Questions, comments, or concerns? Rep. Ward wants to hear from you!
Call 586-6420 or email repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

“Solar on every roof, batteries under every house”

March 24, 2016

 

The mantra of Rep. Ward’s office is: Solar on every roof, batteries under every house. HB212 offers a tax credit for battery backup systems. Rep. Ward highly supports and is proud of this bill. In relation to installing battery back up systems, Rep. has proposed a resolution, HR139 requesting HECO to provide a reduced fixed electricity rate to all public schools because of the extreme heat felt due to lack of air conditioning.

To find out more about the wording and status of resolution, HR139 click here:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure…

Questions, comments, or concerns? Rep. Ward wants to hear from you!
Call 586-6420 or email repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

Excerpt from the Chamber floor provided by Capitol TV.

Mike Buck hosts Rep. Fukumoto Chang on the Mike Buck show Monday, March 21, 2016

March 23, 2016

Mike Buck speaks with Hawaii House of Representatives Minority Leader,  Representative Fukumoto Chang (Mililani Mauka, Mililani) about good governing,  one-line veto, 89-day hires, and prison construction.

Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
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Maunalua Bay Forum with host Rep. Ward Mach 2016

March 18, 2016

Representative Gene Ward (H District 17 Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley) sponsored a forum led by panelist from the Friends of Hanauma Bay.

Expert Panelists included Robin Bond: Former director of Hanauma Bay; Alan Hong: Former Manager of Hanauma Bay and Dick Baker: First president of Friends of Hanauma Bay.

Contact: repward@capitol.hawaii.gov

Mike Buck with guest Rep. Fukumoto Chang on Monday, March 07, 2016

March 10, 2016

Mike Buck speaks with Minority Caucus Leader,  Representative Fukumoto Chang (Mililani Mauka, Mililani) about Hawaii’s gun control laws and the upcoming national and state elections.

Proposed Legislation in the Current Session:
Senate Bill 2956 and House Bill 2632 would require that gun owners who have been disqualified from owning a firearm because of mental illness immediately surrender their firearms.

House Bill 2629 would establish “continuous background checks” to alert police when Hawaii gun owners have been arrested in another county or state.

House Bill 626 would prohibit a person carrying a firearm from consuming alcohol outside of their home, temporary residence, or a place they are staying temporarily, such as a hotel room.

House Bill 1813 would prohibit people who are on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database from legally obtaining a firearm in Hawaii.

Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov   Audio Only

Mike Buck with guest Rep. Fukumoto Chang on Monday, February 29, 2016

March 1, 2016

Mike Buck speaks with Representative Fukumoto Chang (Mililani Mauka, Mililani) about term limits, working to “change things up,” increasing state revenues, general excise taxes, and long term care.

Contact: repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov Audio Only