Rep. Linda Ichiyama (D – Moanalua Valley) is the Chair of the Hawaii House Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Committee. She is also a co-convener of the bipartisan Women’s Legislative Caucus (WLC). In this Q&A, Ichiyama discusses her committee’s key developments this past session, goals for next year, and legislation to address women’s health.     … Read more

The Hawaii House of Representatives unanimously voted Wednesday to pass House Bill 1600 HD1, the Executive Branch Budget. This supplemental budget includes approximately $8.5 million in General Funds and $16.6 billion in All Means of Financing.      Chair of the House Committee on Finance Rep. Sylvia Luke (D – Makiki) commended the budget, especially … Read more

Senator Joy San Buenaventura (D – Puna), is the chair of the Senate Committee on Human Services, which oversees public assistance programs, youth services, long term care, and homelessness services in Hawaii. She is also a member of the Senate Committee on Health and is slated to speak at the upcoming 2022 Hawaii State of … Read more