Hawai’i has lost sight of what really matters, you.
We aspire to provide Better Solutions for the Best Hawai’i. We have been creating a bill package that strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible to and for you.
How you can get involved!
The 2018 legislative session begins in January. We need your help! If these bill ideas resonate with you:
- Voice your support! Contact your representative and encourage them to vote in support of these bills.
- Suggestions! Make an appointment with a Republican legislator to discuss the bills.
- Testify! Attend the hearings during the legislative session and testify in support of the bill or submit testimony online at capitol.hawaii.gov.
More about the bill ideas:
Did you know the average family in Hawai’i pays about $650 in taxes on food alone? We endeavor to provide a solution for our state that would make our cost of living a little more affordable. Join us in telling our government, “stop taxing life” by excluding food, life’s necessity, from the General Excise Tax. View this video to put it in perspective.
See the info sheet for more information on other bills in our caucus package.
Town Hall Meeting Host Representative Gene Ward and Co-Host Mike Buck: Fires and Vandalism Hitting Hawaii Kai.
Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) assistant Minority Floor Leader, discusses the Honolulu rail project with Randall W. Roth, JD,LLM.
Mike Buck discusses the issues at the Hawaii State Legislature with his guest Representative Andria Tupola, Minority Leader, (R – H District 43 Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei,
This week topics include; Rail, Unfunded state liability, HB451 HD1 SD2 CD1- The bill addresses Hawaiian Home Lands; Successors; Blood Quantum, renewable energy, landfills and the Marijuana Dispensary Town Hall with Reps. Har, Tupola, Cullen is on May 30th.
By Representative Gene Ward – May 25, 2017 – Civil Beat
From reducing poverty to increasing affordable housing, lawmakers could have done much better for the people of Hawaii.
In the wake of the 2017 legislative session, some commenters have given the Legislature an undeserved pat on the back. The truth is that we could and should have done much better for the people of Hawaii this session.
The heart of a strong, healthy democracy should be vigorous debate. Unfortunately, outside observers agree that this was a banner year for secrecy and behind-the-scenes maneuvering at the Legislature.
As former Speaker Rep. Joe Souki – who wasn’t “former” until the final hours of the 2017 session – recently admitted, “We are always secretive. It’s part of being a legislator.”
When it came to doing the people’s business, the Legislature repeatedly dropped the ball.
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