Maui Weeklyhttp://www.mauiweekly.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:25 EDTMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:25 EDT Legislative Session is Pau May 5, the gavel came down on 2011's regular legislative session-a challenging one because of continuing budget deficits, but rewarding because some very solid legislation was passed to: Help distressed homeowners facing foreclosure...Thu, 26 May 2011 00:00:00 EDTAloha k&#257;kou! the 2011 Legislature reaches its final weeks, Senate and House managers have begun conference committee meetings to resolve differences between their respective bill versions. <p> Balancing the state budget.Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 EDTDoing the Least Harm, the Most Good kakou. Just when we thought the economic news couldn't get any worse, the cost of a barrel of oil skyrockets, sending gasoline prices over $4 on Maui. Then the State Council on Revenues lowers its projections, increasing our budget shortfall.Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTStraight Talk from the Capitol<i>Aloha Kakou.</i></p> <p> During the past two weeks, the Senate began the confirmation process for Gov. Abercrombie's nominees for various cabinet and judicial positions. <p> Confirming pivotal positions.Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 EDT2011 Legislature Convenes<b>Aloha kakou</b> <p>Mahalo to the <i>Maui Weekly</i> for giving me this monthly column to report and update you on important legislative matters.Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 EDT