Monthly Archives: December 2019

What does the President of the United States have in common with a Kaua’i Councilmember? Choices and accountability -national/local commonalities

The top of mind issue for those who follow policy and politics nationally is the pending impeachment of the President of the United States. Locally, the issue most are talking about is the indictment and forthcoming trial of Councilmember Arthur … Continue reading

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2 – 55 second audio messages on increasing Hawaii’s minimum wage. . Listen, take action and share!

Please listen to these two 55 second audio messages on increasing Hawaii’s minimum wage, and then take action! Pass HB1191 today and put Hawaii workers on a path to a living wage Nearly 50% of Hawaii residents live either in, … Continue reading

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Lowering the cost of living & supporting agriculture – a twofer

Politicians and lawmakers often lay the blame for their perceived impotence on the nature of dealing with “complex issues and intractable challenges”. This is kind of true, but not really. Many if not most of our state’s most serious challenges, … Continue reading

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Food Fight – The battle to preserve brand integrity

Recently, the Kona Coffee Farmers Association (KCFA) approached me about helping them with legislative advocacy. The core issue is one of preserving “brand integrity” which is hugely important to all agricultural products grown in Hawaii – so naturally, I said … Continue reading

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