Wayne Yoshioka

Political reports from HPR's Wayne Yoshioka

State House Committee Considers Raising Time Share Taxes

ShareThisThe House Committee on Tourism deliberated on a number of tax measures today to generate additional revenue for the State. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the public hearing …
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Hawaii Five-O's Danno Remembered

ShareThisFriends, family and fans will bid farewell to Hawaii 5-O actor James MacArthur this weekend with a celebration of his life. MacArthur passed away in October at age 72. He was best known for his role as Danno in the original television series.
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Civil Unions Legislation Clears Senate Committee

ShareThisA State Senate Committee advanced Civil Union legislation today. The measure is nearly identical to House Bill 4-4-4 passed by both houses and vetoed by then-Governor Linda Lingle. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka attended the public hearing and has this update …
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Governor Abercrombie Delivers State of the State Address

ShareThisGovernor Neil Abercrombie delivered his first State of the State address today before a joint Legislative session. He unveiled his plan to balance the budget, shift state resources and restore core government services. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … TAG: The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor will conduct a hearing on Civil Unions Legislation tomorrow.
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Education Department Briefs Legislators

ShareThisState Department of Education officials briefed members of the House Finance Committee today. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports … there were some positive developments despite years of budget cuts and reductions …
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