Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pro-Business Legislators

The September issue of Hawaii Business Magazine is all about "Seeking the Business Vote". One of the stories focuses on the Hawaii State Legislature and a recent survey of business leaders on which legislators are the most business-friendly. Read the story, written by long-time political observer and former Honolulu Advertiser political reporter/editorial page editor Jerry Burris, here.

Three members of the House majority were included in the "frequently named" category: House Speaker Calvin Say, Rep. Bob Herkes, and Speaker Emeritus Joe Souki.

Photo: Hawaii Business Magazine. Speaker Say and Carol Pregill, President of the Retail Merchants of Hawaii

Another story of interest in the same issue is "SmallBiz Guide to Power" - all about using business and trade organizations to participate in the legislative process and to make sure your voice is heard. Most small businesses don't have the time or ability to come down to the legislature to testify and visit lawmakers. These organizations all have government affairs or some sort of government advocacy program through which business owners can work on issues important to them.

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