As we move into the conference portion of this legislative session, I am reminded of how our past and future come together in defining and preserving what we treasure most about Hawai'i. During our last two weeks in April, the Senate faces the formidable task of confirming the governor's nominees to the various departments, boards and commissions, passing a balanced State budget and completing conference hearings on 197 Senate and 135 House bills before May. Like the Hōkūle'a, preparing for its greatest challenge by venturing out of the Pacific Ocean and into new territorial waters, so too are we traveling into an uncertain period while relying on our heritage, expertise, instinct and values to create best polices for Hawai'i.
In the April 15 issue of our newsletter, we honor the 40-year history of the Hōkūle'a, and detail the Senate Ways & Means Committee proposed budget.
Maui Mana'o: Ep - 11 Episode 16, February 5, 2015
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Regular Session of 2015, as of February 2, 2015