Archive for May, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-30

  • In Gov's ceremonial room waiting for announcement on new furlough developments #
  • Gov says she will announce end of furloughs along with acting DOE superintendent, Senate President and Speaker of the House #
  • Gov says the bottom line is: "the furloughs are over" for our students. #
  • $57.2 mil from HHRF, $2.2 mil from ARRA for charter schools, 6 planning days converted to instructional days w/ a 4th innovative component #
  • Major Hawaii banks to provide State w/ $10 mil line of credit w/o interest should we need the money to get thru the next school year. #
  • This solution shows that when gov't works w/ private industry instead of against it innovation and progress prevail. #
  • Gov says she's most proud that we solved furloughs w/o raising taxes, laying off teachers or increasing class size. #
  • Gov says Don Horner and the banking industry in Hawaii were the key to making this happen and ending furloughs. #
  • @Aloha_Analytics Agreed. It was a mistake from the start, and it can never happen again. in reply to Aloha_Analytics #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-23

  • Come join me in farewell commendation to Sen Fred Hemmings Sat 10 am at Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai. #
  • Congratulations to Congressman Charles Djou! #
  • Djou's victory may be even more meaningful that Scott Brown's victory #
  • Dan Boylan says "its a very big year for the 'don't take my money'" crowd #
  • Djou's victory shows Hawaii says we're Americans first and Democrats/Republicans second. #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-16

  • My opening statement as chair of GOP convention: We have the wind at our backs. It is up to us from this day forward to make a difference. #
  • To male GOP House candidates – I'll give up my private caucus bathroom for you. #
  • Now introducing Gov. Lingle as someone that has been handcuffed at least 95 times by the Legislature by bills to limit executive powers. #
  • Gov. Lingle to be remembered as the Clean Energy Governor because of her great efforts to build a sustainable Hawaii. #
  • Gov. Lingle and I both say that Hawaii would benefit from a real two-party system. Right now, Dems control 90% of the government. #
  • RT @ddepledge: Gov. praises the values based, instead of issues-based GOP platform, saying that people who best adapt to change survive. #
  • Gov. Lingle reminds GOP that there's nothing wrong with saying no. Every parent knows that sometimes you have to say NO. #
  • Gov. Lingle says Aiona understands the state budget much better than Abercrombie who never says how he'll pay for the programs he promises. #
  • Judging by the budget and tax increases we passed this session, we can't afford new programs without raising taxes again. #
  • RT @ddepledge: Former state Sen. Matsuura, a Democrat, introduces Lt. Gov. Aiona to the convention as crowd chants "Duke!" "Duke!" "Duke!" #
  • RT @ddepledge: Lt. Gov. said he has seen a `troubling undercurrent' of people in the community afraid to publicly support a GOP candidate. #
  • RT @ddepledge: Lt. Gov. Aiona: "This system, based on fear and intimidation, is not something we can allow to remain and fester." #
  • @gophawaii Thanks! in reply to gophawaii #
  • RT @ddepledge: State Republicans approve a resolution urging Gov. Lingle to veto the civil-unions bill. #
  • @peterkay Great job today … Looking forward to working with you as we move toward November! #

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Electric Cars to be made in Hawaii!


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-02

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  • In an effort to block a GOP Floor Amend. to further extend VEBA, House Dems kill VEBA extension and force HSTA members into EUTF immediately #
  • House discussing a bill to increase penalties for shark feeding … This should help with compliance and enforcement. #
  • This bill tells tour operators that they're welcome to run their businesses if they're following the rules. #
  • Violators can now have their vessels impounded for feeding sharks. #
  • House discussing raiding hurricane relief fund to end furlough fridays #
  • We need the money to get the kids back in school but we should pay it back #
  • We have funds to repay HHRF, and judging from the C&C HNL's budget details/wkshts, taking 20% of TAT wouldn't necessitate tax hikes. #
  • House discussing 2000% barrel tax increase. #
  • 60% of respondents to my end of session survey said we should not raise gas taxes even for clean energy initiatives. #
  • Only $8 mil of this gas tax increase will go directly to food and energy security. This bill only gives lip service to sustainability. #
  • Sustainability not a priority for this legislature. Killed clean energy bonds & took 60% of tax increase from clean energy for general fund #
  • Hawaii consumers already pay at least 60 CENTS PER GALLON in gas taxes. Minimal gas tax increases add up. #
  • @TimLussier thanks! in reply to TimLussier #
  • RT @ddepledge: Ward: "Let's be creative and innovative … with incentives, not just tax, tax, tax." (GP) #
  • Hse session restarting to vote on motion to bring 444 back to the floor. #
  • Civil unions bill brought back to the floor. House now voting to agree or disagree with Senate amendments. #
  • RT @ddepledge: Rep. Ward said civil-union debate on the last day of session is untimely and unfair. "Mr. Speaker, it's time to go home." #
  • RT @repward: RT @ddepledge: Rep. Ward said civil-union debate on the last day of session is untimely and unfair. (cont) #
  • Civil unions should be put to a direct vote by the people not a vote by this body alone. #
  • RT @DaRightSide: Marcus Oshiro tipping everyone off of fatal flaw of an effective date (Jan. 1,2010) wh/is why Gov will be forced to veto. #
  • RT @hsbpolitics: House votes 31-20 to pass HB444 on final reading, sending it up to governor #

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