Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Mayor Caldwell Reverses Commercial Activity Ban at most City Parks

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The ban on all commercial activities at O’ahu City Parks was reversed today by the Caldwell Administration, which will open the way for a number of non-profit events and activities.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was at City Hall for the announcement.

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State House Unanimously Votes to Repeal the Public Land Development Corporation

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All members of the State House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday to abolish the Public Agency it had a part in creating last session to generate revenue by developing State-owned land.    HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there for the vote.

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Honolulu City Council Passes Free Bus Fares for Seniors and Disabled

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The Honolulu City Council considered a bill today that would provide no-cost annual bus passes for some riders.   But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the City Administration opposed the idea of a fare reduction because public transportation is not free for all O’ahu residents.

 

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Legislature Ponders Hotel Room Tax Hike

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The Tourism industry experienced record visitor arrivals and spending last year, prompting the Governor to propose a bill to raise hotel room taxes.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, tourism officials say the extra state revenue from higher taxes will come at a price …

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House Committees Repeal Public Land Development Corporation

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Two House Committees voted today to repeal the controversial Public Land Development Corporation… reversing a law supported by lawmakers and the executive branch last session.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there for the vote …

 

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