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State Lawmakers to Hold Post-Session Update

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Four state lawmakers from the Big Island will present an update Thursday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the recent legislative session.

The “town-hall” style meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. at room UCB 127.

Those taking part will be Sens. Malama Solomon and Gil Kahele, and Reps. Mark Nakashima and Clift Tsuji.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the general public to ask questions about legislative issues.

That includes the more than $380 million for the Big Island in the form of new jobs and job training, education and healthcare, improvements to roads, airports and harbors and vital “safety net” services, Solomon said in a press release.

“The 2013 legislative session was very productive,” Kahele said in the statement. “Through working together, the Hawai‘i Island delegation was able to secure project funds that will help improve the quality of life in our districts.

“This meeting provides the public with an opportunity to hear from and talk story with their elected representatives.”

Tsuji noted that the budget passed by the Legislature included a million dollars in Grant in Aid CIP funding for the Hawai‘i Adult Care Center.


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