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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Would Colleen Hanabusa Support Obama’s Small Business Tax Hike?
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 6788 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“After supporting a Democrat agenda that has buried Hawaii taxpayers under a mountain of reckless government spending and record-high debt, it looks like Colleen Hanabusa could once again support a job killing tax hike that would devastate the economy even further,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Small businesses are looking for some much-needed relief, but all they’re getting from Washington is the uncertainty that comes from the Democrats’ harmful agenda. If Hanabusa can’t finally stand up against the Democrats’ tax-hiking agenda, it will prove once and for all that her loyalties do not lie with Hawaii businesses and families.”

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on Fox Business News
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 7918 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Raising $3.8 trillion in new taxes at any time is a bad idea. Raising these taxes in the middle of an economic downturn is a terrible idea. The current majority in Congress has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to try and turn around the economy with the so-called ‘stimulus’ package. It has utterly failed.”

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Gov. Lingle appoints retired Moanalua Principal Wong to BoE
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 4827 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today appointed Caroline S. Wong to the Board of Education to fill the seat vacated by Breene Harimoto, who resigned last month.  Wong will serve on a temporary basis until a new member is elected in the November General Election to serve out the remaining two years of Harimoto’s term.  Her appointment takes effect immediately.

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Monday, July 26, 2010
Djou cosponsors Iran Sanctions: Bill becomes Law
By News Release @ 12:13 PM :: 6230 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The legislation penalizes entities that assist Iran in importing refined petroleum or in maintaining or expanding Iran’s domestic refining capacity. These sanctions penalize foreign financial institutions that do business with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, aid Iran’s nuclear program or support Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism. I was proud to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting these sanctions.  

The bill that I co-sponsored has now become law, signed by the President on July 1, 2010.  

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Sunday, July 25, 2010
DoE spends $50M for free software
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 10329 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

The DoE is paying millions of dollars to contractors for software when equal or superior alternatives are available elsewhere at lower cost--often free of charge. This wasteful spending is the direct result of the cozy, revolving door relationship between the contractors and the DoE officials who direct business their way.

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Friday, July 23, 2010
Hawaii lawsuit challenges use of racial identification on birth certificates
By Selected News Articles @ 9:51 AM :: 9515 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Setting snark aside, there is a real issue here: Is it appropriate for a state to require parents to declare their races so they can be stamped on to their children’s birth certificates, where they will remain in perpetuity? As of 1993, only five states had such policies in place. Now, over 15 years later, we have a multiracial president in the White House. Is it still necessary to insist upon racial identification on birth certificates — or is it time to discard such policies as outdated and counterproductive?

What valid purposes are served by such policies? Don’t they just exacerbate the problem of excessive race-consciousness in this country? To quote the wise words of Chief Justice John Roberts, “[t]he way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” And the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop knowing or caring what race a person is. [FN1]

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Friday, July 23, 2010
Will rail plan collapse before November?
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 6096 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The FTA has said that the City’s current financial plan is insufficiently robust to warrant entry into the next stage, Final Design. The Governor has said that she needs to see a plan that is robust enough to warrant entry before she will “accept” the Final EIS.

Mufi can continue this standoff by not having the City produce a new financial plan; Caldwell will do what he is told. Mufi can then continue to blame the Governor for holding up the project while deflecting blame from himself.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Star-Advertiser afraid Prevedouros might win
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3582 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
AtomicMonkey Reincarnated, picks up Abercrombie DSA story: Abercrombie supporters--“Its just going to get nastier”
By Andrew Walden @ 2:04 PM :: 6186 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Bob Jones: Absent evidence otherwise, we have to take his word. It’s just hard for us skeptically-inclined old-timers in journalism to accept that a man with a City job and a history of doing “opposition research” didn’t even ask some high Hannemann campaign official if it was okay to portray Abercrombie as a brain in a glass jar controlled by former Gov. Ben Cayetano, as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife, the scholar Nancie Caraway, as “a witch.”

…And it’s just going to get nastier at least until the primary, perhaps beyond.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Djou on Fox News: “Every single dollar the government spends comes from a family”
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 7165 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO of Djou interviewed on Fox News...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010
In DC: Hanabusa not invited to White House, lectures National Democrats on “Bum Information”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 8524 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hanabusa said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's preference for former Rep. Ed Case (D) in the special election was based on "bum information" in an interview with the Fix Monday. "I'm president of the Senate. I'm not a neophyte when it comes to understanding political alignments and misalignments," she added.  (Is that why she "aligned" with Mehau against Bronster?)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Prevedouros: Mayoral election “a referendum on way City has been run”
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 5247 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The four politicians running for this office all have clearly represented their support of the status quo with even prosecutor/politician Peter Carlisle pledging to have rail all over the island and through the Koolaus. Is Peter's 30 Billion Dollar Rail Plan prudent fiscal policy for our Oahu?

I am the only candidate who is an engineer, not a politician, and I will stop the rail project, repeal its tax, and work with everyone who wants to make Honolulu the great city we all know it deserves to be.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Secret "DSAer"? Abercrombie’s Denial Raises More Questions
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 9398 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here are some questions for Abercrombie and Caraway:

  • If Neil Abercrombie was never a member of Democratic Socialists of America, why did Democratic Left’s editors indicate otherwise?
  • How does Abercrombie explain the 16-year record of his involvement in D.S.A. activities?
  • Is the erstwhile First Lady of Hawaii still a member of D.S.A.?
  • Has she ever openly acknowledged her D.S.A. membership to a Hawaii audience or publication?

The voters of Hawaii deserve to know the answers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
How Charles Djou can do it
By Selected News Articles @ 11:52 AM :: 7523 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

At first blush, Hawaii’s First Congressional District doesn’t look like a potential Blue to Red conversion target. Obama did carry HI01 by a lopsided 70-28 percent spread, but that margin seems to be grossly distorted in favor of Honolulu’s Favorite Son. President Obama was born and spent some of his schoolboy years in this very district. 

Djou’s Honolulu-based district is historically Democratic, but it is not utterly inhospitable to Republican candidates. As the Washington Examiner’s senior Political Analyst Michael Barone mentions in his Almanac of American Politics, HI01 is home to “many military families in modest neighborhoods who may vote for Democrats but can be attracted to Republicans.”  

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Djou: “We need more private sector jobs, not more public sector programs”
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 7129 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Mr. Speaker, the American people expect Congress to act responsibly and to be trustworthy. But how can this happen when this Congress has no plan?

“No plan for a budget. No plan to create jobs. No plan to turn around our economy other than to spend, spend, and spend some more of the people’s money.

“We spent more than a trillion dollars to ‘create jobs,’ but as of yet our unemployment rate still languishes at over 9.5%. Our nation is plagued with debt and not creating a budget further amplifies the problem."

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Monday, July 19, 2010
Djou “Rapidly becoming one of most active and outspoken US Reps”
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 7057 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Despite having served for less than two months, Hawaii Congressman Charles K. Djou is influencing national policy in Washington.  He has rapidly become one of the most active and outspoken representatives in the U.S. today.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Mufi checks poll, decides on HB444
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 5313 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“After more than 10 days of political maneuvering, Hannemann must have reviewed his polls and discovered that taking a clear stance on HB444 was politically beneficial. 

"Is this the kind of pono leadership Hannemann promises in his latest television ad?  Hawaii deserves a principled Governor who is not afraid to make decisions and take positions on controversial issues.”

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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Drunks, tax cheats, and other wannabees: Scary Democrat Lieutenant governor candidates air ideas
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 AM :: 8530 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 Brian Schatz at 2006 Akaka campaign rally in Larry Mehau’s barn.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou calls for peace in Thailand
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 8952 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Thursday’s editorial in the Washington Post: “Wrong way in Thailand” highlights an issue of personal significance to Congressman Djou. He is the first Member of Congress of Thai descent and still has family living in Bangkok. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010
VIDEO: Djou on CNBC Worldwide Exchange
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 8809 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) appeared on the CNBC program “Worldwide Exchange” to discuss, among other things, the flawed financial regulatory reform bill that passed the U.S. Congress, the ballooning national deficit and debt, and Congress’ failure to pass a budget.

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Friday, July 16, 2010
Prevedouros: Ten Billion Dollars and Counting Spells MISMANAGEMENT
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 5210 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“The sewer fix and the EPA consent decree (these are two different things) are likely to cost about $4.5 billion.  Add $5.5 Billion for the rail and Oahu taxpayers face a $10 Billion fiscal liability.  For a city with a typical capital improvement program (CIP) of no more than One Billion dollars per year this spells mismanagement.

“The rail project and the mismanagement of sewer and water mains leaves Honolulu with record tax increases, chronic homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, and some of the worst roads in the country. 

“And let's not forget corruption....

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: Unemployment increases under ‘stimulus’ spending
By News Release @ 11:29 AM :: 5802 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the so-called “stimulus,” was enacted in February of 2009 when the national unemployment rate was 8.2% and Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 6.3%. Today, unemployment is at 9.5% nationally and remains at 6.3% in Hawaii.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou campaign raises $935K in 2nd Quarter
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 6782 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Congressman Charles K. Djou is entering the general election with a strong showing of support from 4,137 individual donors for the quarter that ended June 30, 2010. The Djou campaign raised $935,435 in the second quarter, receiving nearly $200,000 of that in the five weeks after his special election victory.  Djou has entered the third quarter with $379,046 on hand.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou pushes Feds to cut red tape blocking Honolulu municipal waste exports
By News Release @ 1:10 AM :: 7342 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) today expressed his concern regarding the municipal waste buildup in Honolulu to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and received verbal assurance that the matter would be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou: “If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large”
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6560 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“If our nation continues down this fiscally reckless path, what is happening in Hawaii will be writ large, and that is an outcome that we simply cannot afford”

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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Djou backs line item veto to cut waste
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 6864 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I met with constituents of Hawaii’s First Congressional District while I was home this past week,” Djou said. “From town hall meetings to business visits to encounters on the street, the number one concern that constituents expressed to me was the reckless and runaway federal spending in Washington.”

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sen Fred Hemmings endorses Lynn Finnegan for Lt Governor
By News Release @ 2:04 PM :: 6092 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"Having worked with Lynn for many years as part of the Legislative Minority Caucus, I continue to be impressed by her bold and yet compassionate leadership. Her work, characterized by her willingness to collaborate in a bipartisan way, has been an asset to the Legislature and to the people of Hawai'i. As our next Lt. Governor, I am confident Lynn Finnegan will continue the strong, balanced leadership we need on the 5th floor."

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Hawaii Republicans bring 13 candidates to Election Office, need 8 more
By News Release @ 10:36 PM :: 9571 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“We made a pledge to fill every open seat this year and we are very close to it with just about seven days left before the filing deadline,” said Dylan Nonaka, Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party.  “We have a lot of people working on recruiting quality candidates and are making every effort to challenge every race.  This is going to be an exciting year for Republicans in Hawaii.”

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Monday, July 12, 2010
HSTA demands candidates oppose funds for disabled students
By Andrew Walden @ 4:38 PM :: 6361 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

From question #7:

“HSTA opposes any legislation to provide public funds for tax subsidies (tax credits, tax deductions) or vouchers for private education, religious or home school expenses, or inclusion of vouchers within the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).”

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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Honolulu Council to hear testimony on Rail EIS Wednesday
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 4318 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Testimony will be accepted at the end of the Council calendar.  The meeting is this Wednesday 7/14/2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at City Council Chambers in Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street.) As this is the last item on the agenda, Council will probably not hear testimony until after 2:00 p.m.

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Friday, July 09, 2010
“Why I left Jihad” Ex-terrorist to speak at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 8679 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Walid Shoebat, ex-PLO member, will be speaking at the Sunday, July 11, services at Calvary Chapel of Honolulu (8:30am, 10:45am, and 6:00pm).  The public is invited.

Calvary Chapel of Honolulu is located in Aiea, on Komo Mai Drive.  LINK>>> Google map

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Djou to hold four talk-stories Saturday
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 6714 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Holomua Elementary School, Mililani High School, Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Kawananakoa Middle School

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Thieves Celebrate Independence Day by stealing Aiona, Finnegan campaign signs
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 5298 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The Finnegan campaign signs were hung near several Duke Aiona campaign banners, which were also taken prior to the start of the parade. Each sign was hung only after receiving explicit permission from the respective home owners or occupants. When one home owner was asked what happened to the signage, they responded that persons approached their door claiming to be from the Finnegan campaign and they would be taking down the banner.

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Friday, July 09, 2010
Prevedouros: Help the homeless, Ban the bums
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 3875 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

“80% of our homeless here in our city are good people who are facing hardship and most likely will get back on their feet in one to six months,” Prevedouros says.  “We need to take care of them and their children. This includes shelter, health care, food, schooling and retraining-  but with strict monitoring and follow up so they are enabled to return to society, instead of becoming accustomed to a parasitic and outcast lifestyle.”

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Friday, July 09, 2010
VIDEO: Rep Jessica Wooley tries to shut down videographer at Ahuimanu Elementary school forum
By Selected News Articles @ 4:22 PM :: 7396 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Here are some Video clips from a public town hall on Tuesday, July 9 at Ahuimanu Elementary School hosted by Rep. Jessica Wooley (D-47 Laie to Kaneohe) with special guests Rep. Pono Chong, Rep. Ken Ito and Rep. Marcus Oshiro.  During the town hall meeting, Rep. Wooley put her hands on an attendee in an attempt to make her stop filming the public forum she was holding as a public official on public property. 

Wooley apparently believes that she can determine whether a video will be “used for political purposes” and if so she can shut down the videographer.  No transparency or accountability here; just another politically correct wanna-be dictator with an attitude of superiority.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Washington Post--Charles Djou: Incumbent, underdog
By Selected News Articles @ 11:07 PM :: 5228 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Now, Djou enters a new stage in his political career: embattled incumbent. After easily winning a three-way special election in the more conservative -- but still dang Democratic -- House district in a May 22 special election, Djou enters an abbreviated 2010 reelection campaign as one of a handful of deeply endangered GOP incumbents.

That's just fine with him, and nobody will accuse Djou of being ill-prepared. "The only way I know how to campaign is running a race where I'm down by two points and closing in," he said in a recent interview with the Fix.

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010
HB444 opponents to gather at Noon
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 6498 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Speaker Calvin Say announced today that the House will not convene a Special Session to override any of the Governor’s VETOs. Unless both houses agree to meet there can be no special session and there will be none on July 6. Praise the Lord! Now the decision rests squarely with the Governor.

Therefore, we will not be gathering at 9:00 a.m. to fill the House gallery but instead, will gather for prayer on the fifth floor, at noon in front of the Governor’s office, regardless of her decision.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010
Djou to hold Four Talk Story Meetings Monday July 5
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 7472 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Koko Head Elementary School--Kaimuki High School--Noelani Elementary School--McKinley High School

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Sunday, July 04, 2010
Djou: Freedom to Be Independent
By News Release @ 3:27 PM :: 5873 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The American experiment with democracy began 234 years ago with the enduring words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Those words remain a profound statement of our natural rights. And to this day, the United States of America is the freest and most prosperous nation in the world. The success of our nation is a testament to the timeless vision of our Founding Fathers.

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Friday, July 02, 2010
Finnegan: July brings new burdens for Hawaii taxpayers
By News Release @ 12:45 AM :: 4196 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

When families around our state woke up this morning, they were met with reports in the newspaper, on television and on radio about the new legislation which takes effect today, the vast majority of which are new taxes and fees on Hawai‘i residents. 

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Djou co-sponsors SKIL Immigration Reform Act
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 7758 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement after signing on as an original co-sponsor to H.R. 5658, the “Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership (SKIL) Act,” a bill that would make it easier to attract and keep the best minds from around the world....

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Finnegan: HB2377 does nothing to achieve BoE accountability
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 4468 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

I am writing to request that you veto HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, a bill that would force future governors to nominate individuals for the Board of Education (BOE) from a list of individuals submitted by an advisory committee as it would damage attempts to bring accountability to Hawai`i's education system.

As you have noted on many occasions, the leadership in Hawai`i's education system is fragmented between the BOE, the governor and the legislature. I was supportive of the constitutional amendment that passed that would make the BOE a governor appointed board. It was a positive step that would make the governor more accountable for the performance of education.

However, whatever good the constitutional amendment would accomplish was completely undermined by HB2377 HD3 SD2 CD1, the enabling legislation for that constitutional amendment.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Djou on troop funding bill: “Congress fails to support the men and women serving in harms way”
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 7513 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The Obama Administration announced earlier today that:

“As in any military operation, the ability of U.S. forces to operate effectively in Afghanistan depends on affording the Commander in Chief the utmost flexibility and discretion.  If the final bill presented to the President contains provisions that would undermine his ability as Commander in Chief to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, the President’s senior advisors would recommend a veto.”

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
Could force Hannemann out of race: Admits AtomicMonkey site produced by Mufi campaign worker
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 8498 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

For months the now-defunct AtomicMonkey.blogspot.com site has skewered Neil Abercrombie as a “flailing gasbag” and his wife Nancie Caraway as “a witch.”  One posting portrayed former Governor Ben Cayetano as an evil scientist secretly controlling Abercrombie’s brain.  Now the Hannemann campaign has admitted that this site was operated by “a campaign volunteer” who works at Honolulu Hale.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Djou: New Wall Street Bailout Bill will hurt Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 7306 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement regarding his vote on the Conference Report for H.R. 4173, the so-called “Restoring American Financial Stability Act:”

“While I was lobbied extensively by mainland special interests, the opinions that I cared about most were those of my constituents. The responses I received from businesses and residents in my district were nearly unanimous: this bill will hurt Hawaii. I have consistently said Hawaii comes first and I will not support a bill that hurts Hawaii."

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
50 Reps, Djou co-sign bipartisan letter for free trade with S. Korea
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 9024 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) has continued to lead a push in Congress to enact a languishing free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. A week ago, Congressman Djou signed onto a bipartisan letter that was sent to the President, which affirms President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports over the next five years and to promote U.S. trade with key allies.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
City’s Homelessness Forum Comes Four Years Late
By News Release @ 1:10 PM :: 4445 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Four years after kicking homeless families out of Ala Moana Beach Park leaving them with nowhere to go during one of the worst rainy seasons in recent memory, Mayor Mufi Hannemann is now holding a forum on homelessness. 

It’s about time the Mayor stepped up – even though it’s evident that he is only doing so because he is running for Governor.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Former US Rep. Pat Saiki endorses Finnegan for Lt. Governor
By News Release @ 1:20 PM :: 5506 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Having served in the U.S. Congress, I've seen the need for balanced leadership in government, at every level. Lynn Finnegan is an experienced, tested leader with 8 years of the State Legislature under her belt,” said former Congresswoman Saiki.  “Her valuable perspective from inside the House Chambers as the House Minority Leader will be a tremendous help to Duke Aiona as the Aiona-Finnegan team works to lead our state into the future. Lynn Finnegan has my full backing in her bid for Lt. Governor of the State of Hawai‘i.”

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Would Hanabusa “deem” a budget—or demand a vote?
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 6002 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Washington- After coming under fire for their failure to pass a budget, House Democrats are now looking to pass off a ‘deeming resolution’ as a real fiscal blueprint. This leaves Hawaii families wanting to know: Does Colleen Hanabusa support this deceitful plan? After already rubber-stamping a failed trillion-dollar stimulus, one would think that House Democrats would be more concerned with getting the economy back on track before the midterm elections. Instead, they have continued to give the green-light to the same big-spending, big-government policies that are responsible for driving the economy off the cliff.

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Monday, June 28, 2010
VIDEO: Djou backs Administration’s push for free trade with South Korea
By News Release @ 2:20 PM :: 8438 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Washington, DC — Congressman Charles K. Djou (HI-01) issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s announcement over the weekend at the G20 Summit in Toronto that it would push for the free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea currently languishing in Congress to be enacted....

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