Friday, May 7, 2010

Session Wrap-Up on Kukui Connection

Rep. Marilyn Lee's special guest on Kukui Connection this Sunday, May 9, is House Majority Leader Blake Oshiro. Tune in at 4 p.m., Olelo Channel 54. The show repeats on May 16 and 23.

Rep. Oshiro and Rep. Lee agree that 2010 was one of the hardest, most challenging sessions in both their legislative careers, due to the financial deficit and the task of balancing the state budget. They cover the following topics:

*The targeted approach to balancing the budget
*The openness of the budget process, availability of the budget online
*Using the Hurricane Relief Fund to provide money to end student furlough Fridays
*Will Hawaii soon change to an appointed Board of Education?
*The Barrel Tax and its importance to our energy and food security
*Use of the Rainy Day Fund for critical social services
*Fireworks legislation
*Veto Overrides
*HB444 - Civil Unions

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