If you had to characterize the 2015 session, what would you say? This week on Town Square, we'll hear how our contributing editor, Neal Milner and Poly Sci Guy, UH Professor Colin Moore see it...and you, too.
On this episode of Town Square... The farmers' views of what's happening at the Legislature. Our panel looks at the agriculture bills still in play and growing attention- and what they could mean in practice for those on the front lines, Hawaii's farmers.
Many bills dealing with medical marijuana are still on the move at the Legislature. Proponents hope that this is the year when lawmakers finally pass measures to create a system of functional dispensaries and associated laws to support access, transport, and use 14 years after Hawaii got its medical marijuana law. Our panel looked at what's still alive as crossover is just a few weeks away.
First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, then Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association will tell us about their upcoming monthly lunch. Then Gloria O'Neill, CEO of the Cook Tinglit Tribal Council will tell us about an upcoming event at Agora. Finally, we'll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.
Both houses of the Legislature overwhelmingly approved the State Budget today which was less than what the Governor asked for but more for some state departments, including public schools and the University of Hawai’i system. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.