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Agriculture Hearing Going on Now From Maui

House Rep. J. Kalani English
Senator Kalani English is Tweeting the Agriculture Hearing live from Maui on the right hand side now.

Views From the Ongoing Senate Hearing

Here are some pictures courtesy of The Hawaii Senate Twitter feed of today’s hearing that is going on.

Senators @carolfukunaga, @rozbaker and Reps listen to testimony on the impact of possible elimination of film industry/programs

Senators @carolfukunaga, @rozbaker and Reps listen to testimony on the impact of possible elimination of film industry/programs

Room was at capacity

Room was at capacity

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

THE SENATE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

INTERIM OF 2009

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Senator Carol Fukunaga, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

Sen. Clayton Hee Sen. Sam Slom
Sen. David Y. Ige

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION, BUSINESS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg Rep. Clift Tsuji
Rep. Cindy Evans Rep. Glenn Wakai
Rep. Joey Manahan Rep. Jessica Wooley
Rep. James Kunane Tokioka Rep. Gene Ward

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

DATE: Thursday, September 3, 2009
TIME: 10:00a.m.
PLACE: Conference Room  229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

Part I.   The purpose of this informational briefing is to gather information relating to the potential impacts on Hawaii businesses and the local film industry, arising from the anticipated reduction and possible elimination of most of the Film Industry Branch, the Community Economic Development (CBED) and Enterprise Zone/Partnership programs.  The reduction of staffing and consequent potential elimination of the Film Industry Branch and CBED/Enterprise Zone programs would occur as a result of Governor Linda Lingle’s announced intention to lay off staff in these programs.

Part II. The purpose of this informational briefing is to gather information regarding the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s role in the decision to lay off branch/program staff, and the department’s plans regarding functions carried out by branch/program staff.