Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

State Senate Conducts Information Brieifing on Electricity Rates

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It’s a well-known fact that Hawai’i has one of the highest electricity rates in the nation…and state lawmakers conducted an information hearing yesterday to find out what the public utilities are doing to bring costs down for local customers.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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State Lawmakers Target Public Housing Abuse

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More than 10,000 families are on the wait-list for Public Housing in Hawai’i.   As a result… state lawmakers want to curb systemic abuse and tighten the rules to qualify for low rental housing.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

 

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Governor Addresses Legislature on State of the State

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The state’s Chief Executive delivered his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature today.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the Governor is proposing a long list of initiatives but provided little in terms of how to pay for them.

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Hawaii's Senior U.S. Senator Visits Home

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Hawai`i’s Senior US Senator is nearing the end of a week-long visit home before heading back to Washington D.C.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka caught up with him and provides this update …

 

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State Legislature Opening Day

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The State Legislature convened today with many focusing on the House of Representatives where a new leader was formally installed… resulting in a major shift in power for the first time in 14 years.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports …

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