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The Conversation: A Legislative Rundown With Senate President Ron Kouchi


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.

Senate President Ron Kouchi


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.

Governor David Ige

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.

Civil Beat Reporter Stewart Yerton



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.

New York Times contributing writer Tim Wu

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