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The full State Senate will vote on a proposal allowing the use of red light camera systems at island intersections.

State Legislators Unveil Affordable Housing Initiative

Apr 25, 2018
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

House Bill 2748, dubbed the "Bob Nakata Act," recognizes the former state senator and lobbyist for his many years of advocacy for affordable housing. At a news conference yesterday, legislators said they made good on their resolve to do something bold to address the shortage of affordable rental housing. The $200 million agreement aims to jumpstart construction by reducing building costs.

State Legislators Approve Bills for First Crossover

Mar 6, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The State Legislature is nearing the halfway point when bills must clear the first hurdle in that process. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.  

State Senate District 9: Slom vs Chang

Sep 13, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The State Senate District 9 race is probably too close to call.  But the long-time incumbent is facing an active challenge for his seat.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

State Senate Update on Hawai'i Health Connector

Apr 16, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

The State’s Affordable Care Act Insurance Portal, the Hawai’i Health Connector, needs more money to stay in business next year.  As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, lawmakers were briefed today on the extent of the funding deficit which is in the millions of dollars.