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Wage Payment Bill; Declining Butterfly Population; Marijuana in Hawaii

It’s Tuesday, February 18th – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation

HB1814; Direct Deposit, Methods of Wage Payment: Cathy Beyda

Cathy Beyda

Cathy Beyda is the Chairperson of the American Payroll Association’s Government Affairs Task Force on Payroll Cards and the Association’s Paycard User Group. HB1814 to make only direct deposit to a financial institution the electronic method of paying wages will be heard tomorrow.

Intro Music: Don’t Move by Phantogram

Outro Music: Money by Little Mike & The Tornadoes

Declining Kamehameha Butterfly Population: Researcher Will Haines

Will Haines

Will Haines is part of the Pulelehua Project Team, which is asking citizen scientists to help it gather data on the Kamehameha Butterfly, a native species whose numbers are in apparent decline.

Intro Music: Ode to a Butterfly by Nickel Creek

Outro Music: Imua Kamehameha by Arthur Lyman

Overview/Status of Marijuana in Hawaii: Pam Lichty

Pam Lichty

Pam Lichty is the President and Co-Founder of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i. The non-profit was started in 1993 to encourage discussion and promote public education about drug policies and related issues. She is also President of the Drug Policy Action Group, a sister organization focusing on governmental affairs.

Intro Music: Fall In Love by Phantogram

Outro Music: Dublin by David Holmes

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