Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

Governor Abercrombie Briefs Legislature on Budget

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie appeared before the joint House and Senate Money Committees today to present his 11 billion dollar annual spending plans over the next two years. The Governor said his plan is fair and calls on everyone to contribute.
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Only American Cacao Growing Industry in Hawaii Expanding

ShareThisThe Cacao bean …from which chocolate is made … is only grown in the U-S in Hawaii. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited the largest commercial orchard where American Cacao is thriving against the odds … RT- 3:26 SOC TAG: Hawaii’s first Chocolate Festival is this Saturday at the Shops at Dole Cannery in Iwilei.
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Governor Releases Budget Proposal to Media

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie released his 11.4 billion dollar state budget proposal today. He told the media his plan provides the Legislature with a road-map to balance the budget over the next two years.
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Human Trafficking Bills Move Forward in State House

ShareThisHawaii is one of 5 states without Anti-Human Trafficking Laws. There are 3 measures still alive in the House that attempt to address this growing problem in Hawaii and the world. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …
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State Medquest Funding on the Chopping Block

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie delivered another “I’m not your pal …I’m your Governor” speech today at a state-wide teleconference hosted by the Department of Human Services. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … the chief executive is asking for community input before he cuts Med-Quest funding over the next two years …
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