Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Honolulu City Council Committee Passes Photovoltaic Electrical Inspection Bill

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Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems to generate electricity on O’ahu has more than doubled each year since 2009 … fueled in large part by federal, state and public utility incentives.   But this has caused the workload for electrical inspectors to quadruple…and the Honolulu City Council is seeking temporary relief. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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HART Financial Update to City Council Budget Committee

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Honolulu City Councilmembers were provided a financial update on the 5.2 billion dollar rail transit project today.    As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … although the construction was suspended three months ago … millions are still being spent on the project due to contractor delay claims   …

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Waikiki Smoking Ban Advances in Honolulu City Council

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A proposed Bill to make Waikiki Beaches smoke free was advanced by a Honolulu City Council Committee today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the public hearing and filed this report …

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State Capitol Transformed

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Three weeks have passed since the General Election but the State Capitol was again teeming with activity.   This time all the commotion had nothing to do with politics … instead, the building was redecorated for a television drama.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

 

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House GOP Freshmen Profiled

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House Democrats and Republicans announced today they have joined forces and will elect Representative Joe Souki as the new Speaker of the House.  That vote will not be cast until opening day but members of the new coalition say they want to get to work on legislative issues right away.   Meanwhile, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka concludes his two-part series with a look at this new Republi

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