Monday, August 11, 2008

Money committees head for Maui and Big Island

The House Finance Committee and Senate Ways & Means Committee head to Wailuku, Maui this afternoon. They will conduct the first of a series of Neighbor Island informational briefings on the financial crisis of our state community hospital system - the Hawaii Health Corporation System, known as HHSC. Unlike most information briefings, the public is invited to submit comments. If you are planning to attend the meeting this evening, bring 35 copies to the meeting, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Maui Economic Opportunity office, 99 Mahalani Street.

From there, they head to the Big Island of Hawaii. They'll be in Hilo on Wednesday and Kailua-Kona on Thursday. Here are some details on those two events:

East Hawaii - Hilo
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University Classroom Bldg., Room 100

West Hawaii – Kailua-Kona
Thursday, August 14, 2008
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road

How to submit testimony:

Deadline: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

In Person: Submit one (1) copy to the Committee Clerk, State Capitol, Room 210.

By Fax: Comments may be faxed if less than 5 pages in length. Fax to: Senate Sergeant-at-Arms at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands.)

By Email: Comments may be emailed if less than 5 pages in length. Email to: Joint Committee at DO NOT EMAIL TO INDIVIDUAL SENATE OF REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES AS IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Late Testimony: Persons wishing to submit testimony after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 must bring 35 copies of their comments to the briefing on the Big Island in Hilo or Kona.

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