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Thursday, February 20, 2014
SB2147: Silver Alert
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:13 AM :: 5025 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

Modeled after the Maile Amber Alert, the Silver Alert uses the same voluntary partnership between local broadcasters, civil defense, police departments, and other state agencies....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Slom: SB2160 Should be called Peter Boy Kema Bill
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:19 AM :: 7049 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement
...current State law does not address the situation where a parent, legal guardian, or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child fails to report the death or disappearance of the child....
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Caylee’s Bill Up For Public Hearing Tomorrow
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:51 PM :: 5068 Views :: Family, Law Enforcement

SB 2160, named Caylee’s Law for Caylee Anthony, would make it a felony if a parent or guardian does not report the death or disappearance (for more than 48 hours) of a child....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2149: Combat Fraudulent Liens and Mortgage Filings
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:13 PM :: 5097 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Hawaii legislators set to hear a bill to combat fraudulent lien filings on February 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 229 at the Hawaii Capitol....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
Taxes, Transparency, Initiative, Referendum, Recall, Children and More Supported by Legislative Minority
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:07 AM :: 4235 Views :: Hawaii State Government

These bills have been set up on the front burner of this year’s legislative agenda after the pre-empted initiative to “Let the People Vote” during last year’s “not -so-special-session” on same-sex marriage....

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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2153: Follow the Tax Credit Money
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:51 AM :: 3818 Views :: Tax Credits

...“tax exclusions,” “tax exemptions,” “tax deferrals,” “preferential tax rates,” and “tax credits”....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Bills on their way to becoming laws that promote fiscal transparency
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:27 PM :: 3500 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Two important bills (SB2153 and SB2519) that promote greater fiscal transparency and protections for Hawaii's taxpayers passed the Ways And Means Committee today....

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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sen. Sam Slom Introduces Legislative Package
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:06 PM :: 6410 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party
“The Senate Minority this year, with renewed vigor, has an action plan to empower the people.  Only the minority speaks for child safety, overburdened tax payers, our overburdened businesses and the home schooled.”
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sen. Sam Slom Opening Day Comments
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:49 PM :: 5319 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Many of us are glad that 2013 is behind us, because the year did not live up to expectations of change or measurable improvement and was difficult for our local families and small businesses....

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Secret Encounters: DoE Refuses to Release Homosexual Education Curriculum to Legislators
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:47 AM :: 7968 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

...In the fastest "investigation" in Hawaii history, 2 weeks, the DOE announced the program will restart. The program will also be expanded to 30 more schools....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Video: Sen Sam Slom on Upcoming Legislative Session
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:01 PM :: 5299 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Topics include the special session, the law, Australia, initiative, referendum, recall, term limits and the upcoming 2014 Legislature....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Resignations Abound
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 6:06 PM :: 4839 Views :: Hawaii State Government
...union officials and politicians wanted the talented and experienced Eva Laird Smith out of that job....
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Monday, November 4, 2013
Slom: There Are Always Other Options
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:44 PM :: 5652 Views :: Family, First Amendment

I say never give up the fight as there are always other options we can take in order to uphold values that we so cherish....

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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Seminar Tackles Healthcare Options for Small Businesses in Hawaii
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:12 PM :: 4034 Views :: Health Care

...there are plans both ON and OFF the Affordable Health Act's Hawaii Health Connector web site that you are being encouraged to compare....

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Senators Use Allowance For Many Purchases
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:18 AM :: 4059 Views :: Ethics

Garlic salt, leis, stationery, meals, hand towels, computer software, furniture, newsletters and a trip to Tahiti....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Slom: Rally for Traditional Marriage Planned for Special Session
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:30 PM :: 5683 Views :: Family, First Amendment

For Jan. to May 2013 — 8,790 marriages; 186 civil unions....

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
NOAA Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council Forming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:06 AM :: 5121 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Business leaders will be invited to join the council, which will consist of 15 volunteers representing industries such as travel and tourism, recreation, fishing, transportation, energy, and marketing. Members will be appointed by the national marine sanctuaries director and serve two- to three-year terms....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Smart Business Hawaii Banquet Friday
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:33 PM :: 4089 Views :: Small Business

Friday, September 20, SBH Business All Stars Awards Banquet at the Waialae Country Club from 5:00 to 8 p.m....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Hawaii Insurance Agents Debate Obamacare
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:33 PM :: 5160 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

within 5 years, half or more of them will be out of business....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Senate Republican Budget Proposal
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:54 PM :: 7076 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
...Hawaii Senate Minority Budget for 2014-2015 reflects a decrease of $1.6 billion in total funding in comparison with the proposed Executive Budget...
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Salary Commission Pushes Legislators’ Pay Hike
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:53 PM :: 4485 Views :: Hawaii State Government
...there are no hearings and no votes....
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Senate Crossover: 200 Bills on the Agenda
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:34 AM :: 4784 Views :: Hawaii State Government

More than 200 bills will be up for vote next Tuesday and Thursday as the Hawaii State Legislature heads for the First Crossover deadline on March 7....

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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sen Sam Slom Releases Agenda for 2013
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:43 PM :: 6907 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

“So that there is no mistake, or confusion, and our position is clear and apart from both the Executive and Majority Legislative branches...."

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Slom: Thank God Senate Will Again Have Daily Prayer
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:01 PM :: 7231 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

Thank God, this body will once again have daily prayer, because if ever there was a time elected officials should call on a higher authority for guidance, it is now.

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Friday, September 14, 2012
Voters to Decide on Two Constitutional Amendments
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:40 PM :: 5702 Views :: Energy, Environment
  • Assistance to Dam and Reservoir Owners
  • Appointment of Retired Judges to Serve as Emeritus Judges
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Eight Potential Vetoes Line Up With Votes of Senate's Lone Republican
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:25 PM :: 5190 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Senate Minority voted “NO” on 7 of these measures—often casting the lone vote in opposition— and on one bill “with reservations.”

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Friday, June 8, 2012
BOSS Survey: Profits Up, Optimism Strong
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:20 AM :: 5378 Views :: Energy, Environment

Forty-four percent of companies say revenue is up in the past year and 33 percent say profit is up....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
SB2424: Veto the PEO Bill
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:54 PM :: 6837 Views :: Energy, Environment

... the two largest PEO's lobbied successfully for the passage of a PEO bill....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Senator Sam Slom Opening Day Speech
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:33 PM :: 7579 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

In our love affair with “clean” energy alternatives, we have not told our citizens the truth about the real cost of transitioning....

We celebrate and honor our men and women in uniform and are grateful for the military’s many contributions –not just financial - to Hawaii. Yet, through reapportionment, we seek to ignore and disenfranchise them, unlike all other states.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Slom: Business freeze hiring in response to Legislature, Non-Profits may close doors
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 2:47 PM :: 7354 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Several businesses have already announced hiring freezes, and possible layoffs because of the legislative action. Several local non-profits are even harder hit and several may cease operations.

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Monday, April 25, 2011
HCR135: Special Interests hijack ALOHA Resolution
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:43 PM :: 8048 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

in a House committee, HCR 135 was the victim of “gut and replace”  .... 

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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Hawaii, Other States, Form Caucus to Oppose TSA Intrusions
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:16 PM :: 7751 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Believing that the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has gone too far in an assault on individual and states rights, a new, national, bipartisan legislative caucus is emerging to take action.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bad Bills Still Alive as Legislation Cross Houses
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 9:13 PM :: 8286 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A long list of bad bills that will take away more of your liberty, freedom and money crossed from both houses of the State Legislature as crossover voting commenced on March 8 and 10.

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Friday, February 18, 2011
Slom: Feds not investigating Palafox
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:03 PM :: 8804 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

KITV reported that the accusations against Dr. Palafox may have been false and driven by two DOH employees he was about to lay off. Information I have confirms that the Federal Government does not view Dr. Palafox as one under any investigation.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Full Text: Sen. Sam Slom Opening Day Address
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:18 PM :: 7757 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Some people have referred to me as "The Lone Ranger" because throughout the entire United States I am the only single party Senator in a State Legislature.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Slom: Election shows Democrat/union machine is alive and well
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:55 PM :: 7142 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

There were more local Republican challengers than in a decade, and they were well informed, well qualified and had charisma, yet one by one they went down ....

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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hawaii Islamic Holiday Resolution Is An Insensitive Embarrassment
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 8:58 AM :: 18244 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

HCR 100, the Islamic Holiday Resolution passed by the State Senate (22-3) on Thursday, May 7, is insensitive to patriotic Americans of all religions, outrageous, and an embarrassment (once again) for the State of Hawaii.

This resolution (which does not have the force of law) proclaims September 24 as Islam Day in Hawaii. How insensitive, no matter what the original intent, can anyone get, selecting a holiday just 13 days following the 911 Islamic terrorist attack on America? Is it just me that feels the stunning inappropriateness here?

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