Friday, January 12, 2018


 In advance of the opening of the 2018 Legislative session, the Hawaii State Legislature and Olelo Community Media will launch a live weekly television program from the State Capitol on channel 49.
The 30-minute program titled "Live at the Legislature" will premiere at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. (The 2018 regular legislative session opens Jan. 17.) The show will thereafter air on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. (or Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday) until the Legislature adjourns on May 3.

The first program will feature House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti discussing the majority's agenda for the session.

"This new Olelo program is a great opportunity for Representatives to speak directly to Hawaii residents about the work being done to craft legislation that affects them," said House Speaker Scott K. Saiki. "Viewers can follow the 2018 Legislative session week by week right along with us."

For the Senate, their first featured legislators will be Senate President Ron Kouchi and Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English.

"We’re always looking for ways to keep our constituents up to date on the events and issues of the Senate during the busy Legislative Session and this show will help us do just that," said Sen. J. Kalani English, Senate Majority Leader. "This is one more way we hope to encourage the public to actively participate in the legislative process and help us to make effective change and build stronger communities."

Each week the program will feature segments from the House Majority, House Minority and the Senate to provide perspectives from each chamber.

The live-stream of the weekly show will also be seen on OleloNet at Each show will be available at and through the Hawaii Government Public Network Channel 50. The House will post links on our Facebook page at .

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