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5 Things Hawaii: US Rep. Ed Case, Budget discussions, Health policy priorities

| Feb 2, 2021 | Hawaii

Our 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference was an honor to host for the 300 or so folks who were able to join us for this virtual event. Now, we are planning our first ever conference focused on federal policy. Our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus outlines 2021 policy priorities

Emily Boerger | Jan 27, 2021 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Women’s Legislative Caucus (WLC) will push for bills to improve women’s health, address violence against women, and support women in the workplace during the 2021 legislative session. The caucus reviewed this year’s legislative package at a virtual breakfast meeting on Wednesday.     The bill package include two...[ Read More ]

Governor Ige delivers State of the State address and focuses on pandemic recovery and revenue shortfall

| Jan 25, 2021 | Hawaii

Governor David Ige delivered his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature on Monday. In this address, he focused on Hawaii’s continued pandemic recovery and the expected revenue shortfall. He also focused on the effect that the loss of tourism has had on the state. ...[ Read More ]

Experts discuss budget issues facing Hawaii in 2021

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 22, 2021 | Hawaii

Balancing Hawaii’s budget will be the toughest challenge facing the state legislature in the 2021 session. The COVID-19 pandemic severely hurt a thriving economy and a once best-in-the-nation unemployment rate has ballooned. Legislators discussed the problems the state faces, and potential solutions, at the “Impacts of COVID on the State...[ Read More ]

A conversation with U.S. Representative Ed Case from Hawaii's 1st Congressional District

| Jan 20, 2021 | Hawaii

Representative Ed Case called this a “dark chapter for our country” when he spoke as the morning keynote at the 2021 Hawaii State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference. Case is the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District. He was in the Capitol building during the insurrection and voted...[ Read More ]

Experts discuss a 5 point plan to help Hawaii's economy recover

Sydney Kurle | Jan 18, 2021 | Hawaii

Experts on Hawaii’s economy discussed their ideas for a five point plan to help Hawaii’s economy recover and how the vaccine rollout is vital in helping reopen the economy. Ray Vara, president and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health, Peter Ho, chairman and CEO of Bank of Hawaii and Dr. Mark...[ Read More ]

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