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Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka
The City Administration is in the process of developing what it hopes will be a comprehensive plan to ease homelessness on O’ahu. The plan is due May 1st. Meanwhile, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, UH students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine are also focusing on this growing problem from a medical and social perspective.
The City and County of Honolulu announced it is on track to restore roads over the next five years. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, road repair will be the City’s top priority.
State lawmakers continue to meet in conference committee this week to work on the $12 billion biennium budget. The House and Senate version are more than $340 million apart. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the executive branch launched a last minute push today for one of its top priorities.
Hawai’i lawmakers will meet in conference committee soon to draft an agreement on the state’s 24 billion dollar operating budget for the next two years. Half of that money will have to come from state taxes …and a panel of lawmakers and government officials discussed fiscal policy as it relates to the 2013 legislative session. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
Honolulu City Officials are stepping up their effort to ease the Homeless situation --- especially in Waikiki, the state’s top tourist destination. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the City has been trying to address this issue in the visitor Mecca for decades but face a population that is tough to change.