For the next two Sundays, Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell (left) will be a guest on Rep. Marilyn Lee's Kukui Connection. They will be talking about the 2008 legislative session, including highlights and a wrap up of accomplishments and missed opportunities. The show will air on Sunday, May 11th and 18th on Oceanic Cable, Olelo - Channel 54, at 4:00 p.m.
On the following two Sundays, May 25th and June 1st, Rep. Lee's guest will be Cullen Hayashida from the Kupuna Education Center at Kapiolani Community College. They'll be talking about aging issues. One of the major bills passed this session was SB2830. It extends the joint legislative committee on family caregiving and renames it to reflect the expansion of the committee's authorization to address aging in place issues. This committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging in Place, is responsible for developing the state's public policy on caregiving, and the legislature appropriated $500,000 for kupuna care programs.