Monthly Archives: March 2019

A doppelgänger for corporate water theft.

Just when you think things can’t get worse, they do.  Welcome to “Gut and Replace”. Corporate water theft and HB1326 – and now HB1171. Senator Donovan Dela Cruz Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee as if by magic, has … Continue reading

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HB1326 – Pulling back the curtain on corporate water theft

While the rank and file membership in the House may be able to claim they were not fully aware of the facts and circumstances that are driving this measure, the same cannot be said for State Senators who are poised … Continue reading

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A few quick updates on Cannabis, Minimum Wage and Corporate Water Theft:

In case you are not on my email list…here is what I sent out this morning! https://mailchi.mp/garyhooser/cannabis-corporate-water-theft-and-minimum-wage-your-action-needed-to-oppose-hb1326-killthebill-startovernextyear The legislative session is quickly heading to the finish line. The legalization of cannabis for responsible adult use appears to be dead for … Continue reading

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Political winds stirred by political waters

It is not an exaggeration to say that political careers will rise and fall on the actions or inactions taken by legislators with regards to the success or failure of HB1326 HD2 (referred to by opponents as the water theft bill). … Continue reading

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Must read email from “impacted resident”

“I have been testifying (for 2-3 minutes) at water meetings in Haiku and at the County Council since I was 15 years old, I am now 53.  I have witnessed most of the other people that spoke that evening, do … Continue reading

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HB1326 is all part of a well executed scam

From FB post of Marti Townsend who has researched this issue extensively dated, March 14, 2019 This is all part of a well-executed scam. A&B got HB2501 passed in 2016, allowing them to divert stream water using temporary permits despite … Continue reading

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from the Ledge – Red Flags, Code and Words that Matter

There were several times during my service in the Hawaii State Senate, where I came very close to supporting proposed legislative measures (bills), that were in direct opposition to my core values.  Some of these instances were a result of … Continue reading

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