The Conversation: A Legislative Rundown With Senate President Ron Kouchi

Feb 20, 2020

Senate President Ron Kouchi; Governor on Covid-19; Princess Kawananakoa's Financial Status in Question; Tim Wu on Net Neutrality

Senate President Ron Kouchi

This morning we are pleased to welcome Senate President Ron Kouchi to talk about where things stand so far this session. We are a month into it with bills approaching the first decking and first crossover deadlines.

Governor on Covid-19

Governor David Ige held a press conference after he returned from back to back trips to D.C. for the National Governors Association and Japan to talk about pre-clearance. While his meetings were wide ranging, he also provided updates on his discussions on the Covid-19 virus.

 Princess Kawananakoa's Financial Status in Question In today's Reality Check, Civil Beat business reporter Stewart Yerton has the latest on the saga of Abigail Kawananakoa and her trust funds. Is she or isn’t she competent to make decisions about her finances? Read the full story here.
   Tim Wu on Net Neutrality This morning we turned our attention to Big Tech. Tim Wu is a regular contributor to the New York Times and has been named as one of the most influential lawyers in America. He’s a professor at Columbia and an author for four books. He is in town for a talk tonight at the University of Hawaii as part of the Better Tomorrow speaker series.