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Statement of Support for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono

House Speaker Scott Saiki released the following statement after hearing that U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono will be treated for kidney cancer.

“The members of the Hawaii House of Representatives send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Senator Mazie Hirono as she battles kidney cancer,” said House Speaker Scott Saiki. “Senator Hirono is both strong in spirit and in her efforts to represent the people of Hawaii. We send our thoughts and prayers to her and her family.”

Nation’s First Federal Combined Solar Power Purchase Launched

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Energy and General Services Administration announced the first ever federal partnership to purchase solar power. This action follows President Obama’s order last month requiring federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent and increase their renewable energy use to at least 30 percent over the next 10 years.

Click to read document

Click to read document

The federal government is the single largest energy consumer in the nation. Government-wide, the electricity bill is $5 billion a year, paying for 57 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in nearly 500,000 buildings. As Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, is implemented, the annual savings are estimated to be almost $1 billion in avoided energy costs.

The Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project (or FASPP) is a contract solicitation designed to take advantage of economies of scale in solar installation. Due to contracting challenges and high costs, agencies have made limited progress installing solar systems. Agencies in the FASPP will use the same contract solicitation and contractor for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness, and third-party financing to cover upfront costs. The project includes nine federal sites in San Jose, Menlo Park, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Bruno, Santa Rosa, Carson City and Reno, and the Forest Service regional office at Mare Island. Initially, the project will produce up to 5 megawatts of solar power across multiple federal sites in California and Nevada.

“This model can help us achieve the President’s Executive Order calling for federal agencies to work together on procurements to increase clean energy use,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “By combining our efforts with our federal partners at the Forest Service, Department of Energy, and GSA, we are proving that solar power and other clean energy will save money, protect our air and water, and help us fight climate change.”

“It is an honor to be involved in this cutting-edge, collaborative project that directly supports the federal sustainability goals of the next decade,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service. “The solar arrays planned for our Regional Office will offset approximately 90 percent of projected electrical use and demonstrate our commitment to increasing use of renewable energy and striving for more net-zero energy facilities.”

“Procurements like the Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Pilot will help agencies achieve expanded renewable energy goals,” said Tim Unruh, Director of DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program. The Energy Department is committed to developing and delivering new technologies and practices that can accelerate existing solutions to scale, addressing our nation’s long-term energy goals.”

“Issuing this solicitation is the latest in GSA’s ongoing efforts to green the federal government and to provide additional savings to GSA customers and ultimately to the American taxpayer,” said Samuel J. Morris III, GSA’s Acting Pacific Rim Regional Administrator. “By combining the procurement for these nine sites, we anticipate realizing lower utility rates. This innovative strategy, if successful, will serve as a model that can be replicated across the country.”

Inspired by the success of Silicon Valley’s local government aggregated procurement, EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region convened a strong team of federal entities interested in procuring renewable energy produced at their facilities. GSA agreed to provide contracting and project management support. DOE’s Federal Energy Management Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provided technical expertise and support. The Forest Service and GSA plan to host the solar systems and buy the renewable energy.

The FASPP contract solicitation will be open through Friday, May 29, 2015. Businesses interested in submitting can review the Request for Proposal on FedBizOpps.gov.

Man Survives 115 Foot Fall Down Cliff in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Park rangers on Tuesday rescued a man who had been stranded overnight after climbing over a barrier and falling 115 feet down a sheer cliff behind Volcano House in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Search and Rescue Ranger John Broward stands at the location behind Volcano House where the man fell 115 feet onto Halemaumau Trail below.

Search and Rescue Ranger John Broward stands at the location behind Volcano House where the man fell 115 feet onto Halemaumau Trail below.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a hiker told park rangers at Kīlauea Visitor Center that she heard someone crying for help from the dense vegetation along Halema‘uma‘u Trail, which lies directly below the hotel. Although she thought it was a prank, she reported the cries anyway.

Rangers were able to locate the man, and the park’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator John Broward was lowered by helicopter and pulled him to safety as the sun began to set. The man was identified as 73-year-old Harry Osachy of Kurtistown.  Osachy is Micronesian and speaks little English, but told rescuers that he had fallen on Monday. The exact time is unknown.

Search and Rescue was able to get him out

Search and Rescue was able to get him out

Osachy was transported by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center, with injuries to his pelvis and shoulder. He had numerous scrapes and suffered from dehydration.

“Luckily, he landed in a dense thicket of native ‘uluhe fern, which broke his fall,” Broward said.

It is the thirteenth SAR mission at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park this year. Last year, park SAR crews responded to a total of 26 incidents.

“Once again, risky behavior by a visitor endangered the lives of our staff,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando, who was on site during the dramatic rescue. “We were able to execute an exemplary response from our cadre of specially trained first responders, and thankfully no one else was injured,” she said.

 

Tomorrow – Hollywood Comes to Hilo

Have you ever wondered how the special effects are done on Hollywood blockbuster movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce a network television series? Have you ever thought what a cinematographer and his or her team do in pre-production to prepare themselves for a feature film or television project? Are you interested in a career in film production or digital media and wonder what it takes to get from The Big Island to Hollywood?

The answers to these and many more questions about production in Hollywood today will be provided at an upcoming “not to be missed” seminar at the Palace Theater in Hilo, “Hollywood Comes to Hilo: A Cinematography Master Class,” on tomorrow, September 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. This program is being sponsored by The Big Island Film Office and The Palace Theater.

The seminar will feature presentations by three Academy and Emmy Award winning cinematographers who are also members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC.

Richard Edlund, ASC, known as the “father” of modern special effects, will talk about his effects work on such classic films as “Star Wars,” one of the most influential Hollywood movies ever made and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and other epics, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi.” Clips from these films will be screened to go along with the discussion.

Ron Garcia, ASC, is the host and organizer of this impressive and unique program. He is a Cable ACE Award winner for his work on “El Diablo,” and has received two Emmy Award nominations and four ASC nominations for best cinematography. He was also one of the cinematographers during the first season of “Hawaii Five 0,” now in its third season filming on Oahu. Ron will talk about network television production and how the camera team must function and perform to produce successful network television week-to-week.

The third presenter will be Bob Primes, ASC, who is a winner of the ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography and a two time Emmy Award winner for Best Cinematography for his work on the mini-series “Sleeper Cell,” and the series, “Felicity.”  Bob has also been very active on many ASC and industry technical standards committees, and he will share results and findings from the seminal camera study, “The Great Camera Shootout,” which compared 24fps/HD/ DSLR cameras vs. HD/Digital Motion Picture cameras.

Lighting magician John Buckley will also join the presenters. John is a member of IATSE Local 728 electrical branch, and has worked on many award winning features and television shows including “Avatar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Hawaii Five 0,” and others too numerous to mention as Chief Lighting Technician.

And if this is not enough, representatives from professional camera manufacturer Canon will be on hand to talk about Canon’s new DSLR C300 and C500 cameras in “hands on” sessions during a long lunch break in the lobby of the theater. Digital cameras like the ones Canon will demo are revolutionizing the way movies are made at the top professional level. All participants will be available for Q&A at the end of the program.

This seminar is a “must” for the professional film community on The Big Island, film students, and those from the general community who just want to learn more about how Hollywood movies are made by hearing and seeing the masters “who make the movies” in person.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults. A box lunch is included with the program fee. Call 323-4705 for more program information. Tickets will be available at the door.  Cash or check made out to The County of Hawaii accepted.

Hollywood Comes to Hilo – A Cinematography Master Class

Have you ever wondered how the special effects are done on Hollywood blockbuster movies? Have you ever thought about what it takes to produce a network television series? Have you ever thought what a cinematographer and his or her team do in pre-production to prepare themselves for a feature film or television project? Are you interested in a career in film production or digital media and wonder what it takes to get from The Big Island to Hollywood?

The answers to these and many more questions about production in Hollywood today will be provided at an upcoming “not to be missed” seminar at the Palace Theater in Hilo, “Hollywood Comes to Hilo: A Cinematography Master Class,” on Saturday, September 15 from 10 am to 3 pm. This program is being sponsored by The Big Island Film Office and The Palace Theater.

The seminar will feature presentations by three Academy and Emmy Award winning cinematographers who are also members of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers, the ASC.

Richard Edlund, ASC, known as the “father” of modern special effects, will talk about his effects work on such classic films as “Star Wars,” one of the most influential Hollywood movies ever made and for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and other epics, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Return of the Jedi.” Clips from these films will be screened to go along with the discussion.

Ron Garcia, ASC, is the host and organizer of this impressive and unique program. He is a Cable ACE Award winner for his work on “El Diablo,” and has received two Emmy Award nominations and four ASC nominations for best cinematography. He was also one of the cinematographers during the first season of “Hawaii Five 0,” now in its third season filming on Oahu. Ron will talk about network television production and how the camera team must function and perform to produce successful network television week-to-week.

The third presenter will be Bob Primes, ASC, who is a winner of the ASC Award for Outstanding Cinematography and a two time Emmy Award winner for Best Cinematography for his work on the mini-series “Sleeper Cell,” and the series, “Felicity.”  Bob has also been very active on many ASC and industry technical standards committees, and he will share results and findings from the seminal camera study, “The Great Camera Shootout,” which compared 24fps/HD/ DSLR cameras vs. HD/Digital Motion Picture cameras.

Lighting magician John Buckley will also join the presenters. John is a member of IATSE Local 728 electrical branch, and has worked on many award winning features and television shows including “Avatar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Hawaii Five 0,” and others too numerous to mention as Chief Lighting Technician.

And if this is not enough, representatives from professional camera manufacturer Canon will be on hand to talk about Canon’s new DSLR C300 and C500 cameras in “hands on” sessions during a long lunch break in the lobby of the theater. Digital cameras like the ones Canon will demo are revolutionizing the way movies are made at the top professional level. All participants will be available for Q&A at the end of the program.

This seminar is a “must” for the professional film community on The Big Island, film students, and those from the general community who just want to learn more about how Hollywood movies are made by hearing and seeing the masters “who make the movies” in person.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults. A box lunch is included with the program fee. Call 323-4705 for more program information. Please RSVP by Monday, September 10 by calling 961-8498 or by email to myoshiyama@co.hawaii.hi.us. Cash or check made out to The County of Hawaii accepted.

Hawaii Film Partners Premiere – “You May Not Kiss the Bride”

Honolulu-based Hawaii Film Partners will premiere their first feature film, “You May Not Kiss the Bride,” directed by Rob Hedden from his original screenplay, at Consolidated Theatres statewide on Friday, August 31, 2012.  The movie opens nationally on September 21st, in select markets, and has also been purchased by several international markets.


Set in Chicago and Tahiti, the romantic adventure comedy was filmed almost entirely on location in Hawaii, and is produced by Hawaii Film Partners’ Rann and Gina Watumull and David and Shauna Jackson.  The film also features music by several Hawaii artists, including Willie K, Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson, Tiffany Thurston, Afatia Thompson, Kapono Beamer, and Imua Garza – who wrote and sings the opening credits track.  It also includes an original song co-written and performed by leading lady, Katharine McPhee.

An invitation-only premiere screening with some of the lead cast is planned for Wednesday, August 29th, at 7 p.m., at the Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.  Red carpet arrivals will begin at 6 p.m., and the public is welcome to “star gaze” as the limos pull up on Auahi Street fronting the theaters.  A private after-party will be held at Vice Nightclub, also at Ward Centers, from 9 p.m.~midnight.  More details will be announced shortly.

“You May Not Kiss the Bride” stars Dave Annable (ABC series “Brothers and Sisters” and the upcoming ABC Series “666 Park Avenue”); Katharine McPhee (NBC’s hit “Smash,” “American Idol,” “House Bunny”); Mena Suvari (“American Pie,” “American Beauty”); Rob Schneider (“50 First Dates,” “Deuce Bigalow”); Ken Davitian (“Borat”); Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World,” “True Lies”); Vinnie Jones (“X-Men 3: The Last Stand,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds”); Kevin Dunn (“Transformers,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”); and Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates (NBC series “Harry’s Law,” “Misery”).  In addition to Carrere, Hawaii’s Willie K, is also featured in the film, both acting and singing.

The movie finds an unsuspecting Chicago pet photographer (Annable) being forced to marry the daughter (McPhee) of a Croatian mobster (Davitian).  Action, adventure and romance ensue as the couple spends their “fake honeymoon” in Tahiti interacting with humorous, quirky, and dangerous characters, and realize that they may share real feelings for each other.

“We’re extremely proud of our first film, the talented cast, and Rob Hedden’s funny screenplay and comedic direction,” said the film’s producers.  “The movie also highlights Hawaii’s flexibility as a feature film location that can double for anywhere in the world, and showcases the versatility of Hawaii’s amazing musical artists.”

Director/Screenwriter Hedden previously wrote the original script for the action film “The Condemned” (2007, Lionsgate Films).  He also co-wrote the story and screenplay, and co-produced Nickelodeon Films’ “Clockstoppers” (Paramount Pictures).  He had fun writing and directing “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” (Paramount Pictures).

“We were looking for just the right screenplay for our next project, and when we couldn’t find it, we decided to create one,” said the film’s producers.  We spent almost two years collaborating with Rob on the story premise and script draft.

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“You May Not Kiss the Bride” is reminiscent of ‘Romancing the Stone’ in its blending of romance, mad cap humor, and edge-of-your-seat action.  We’re thrilled to have worked with Rob and such a terrific cast and crew.  And we’re extremely proud of Katharine’s huge success in the NBC hit series ‘Smash.’  We know from working with her that she’s a star, and wish her the best in her bright, bright future in TV, film, and recording.”

“When the producers approached me about writing and directing a movie in Hawaii, I jumped at the chance,” says Hedden.  “You simply can’t beat the amazing scenery, location versatility, professional crews, and film-friendly environment. Working with Hawaii Film Partners on such a fun, action-packed romantic comedy fulfilled a lifelong dream.”

Behind the camera, filmmaking talent includes Director of Photography Russ T. Alsobrook (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Superbad”); Costume Designer Robert Moore (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Marathon Man”); and Production Designer Scott Meehan (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” ABC series “Lost”).

About Hawaii Film Partners
Producers Rann and Gina Watumull are co-founders and senior executives at Hawaii Film Partners based in Honolulu.  With the goal of helping to build a sustainable film industry in Hawaii, Hawaii Film Partners is dedicated to producing motion pictures, television shows, and animated projects in Hawaii with Hawaii ownership.

Producers David and Shauna Jackson are president and executive vice president, respectively, of Showcase Entertainment, a worldwide film distribution company, and are co-owners and senior executives of Hawaii Film Partners along with Rann and Gina Watumull.

Hawaii Film Partners’ first project was the acclaimed, award-winning international hit television show for Discovery Kids, “Flight 29 Down,” which is still airing in over 100 territories.  Also for television, Hawaii Film Partners has produced 38 two-minute animated episodes of “Ape Escape” for Nickelodeon’s NickToons™ Network.  Rounding out Hawaii Film Partners’ ambitious slate is the original animated television series, “Guardians of the Power Masks,” which marks an historic international partnership with the Chinese City of Changzhou and the Gangwon Information Multi-Media Corporation (GIMC) in South Korea.  Production of this animated children’s series is near completion.
Hawaii Film Partners plans to produce more feature films and television projects in the State of Hawaii.

For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/YouMayNotKissTheBride.

Lawmakers Told by Governor’s & Mayor’s Office that Roundup of Homeless Will Not Occur Prior to the APEC Summit

Media Release:

The House Human Services chair, Rep. John Mizuno, announced today that the state and county (Honolulu) will not seek a “sweep” or “roundup” of the homeless in Waikiki prior to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in November 2011.

REPS. BROWER, MANAHAN, CABANILLA, MIZUNO, AWANA, AND COFFMAN AT THE LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING WITH MARC ALEXANDER - THE STATE HOMELESS COORDINATOR & BRIDGET PALMER HOLTHUS OF THE HONOLULU DEPT. OF COMMUNITY SERVICES.

REPS. BROWER, MANAHAN, CABANILLA, MIZUNO, AWANA, AND COFFMAN AT THE LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING WITH MARC ALEXANDER - THE STATE HOMELESS COORDINATOR & BRIDGET PALMER HOLTHUS OF THE HONOLULU DEPT. OF COMMUNITY SERVICES.

In November, Waikiki will be the center stage for the APEC Summit, before 21 APEC nations and 2,500 journalists.  In an effort to avoid a possible sweep or roundup of homeless in preparation for APEC, the House Committees on Housing and Human Services held a legislative briefing today seeking to secure a plan for a safe zone for the homeless.

During the briefing, Mufi Hannemann (former Mayor of Honolulu), representing the Hotel & Lodging Association, concurred with lawmakers that a “sweep” of homeless in the Waikiki area prior to APEC would look bad for Hawaii.  Mr. Hannemann also pledged support by the hotel association to lawmakers and stakeholders in finding both a short-term and long-term solution to reducing homelessness.

LAWMAKERS TOLD BY GOVERNOR'S & MAYOR'S OFFICE THAT ROUNDUP OF HOMELESS WILL NOT OCCUR PRIOR TO THE APEC SUMMIT

LAWMAKERS TOLD BY GOVERNOR'S & MAYOR'S OFFICE THAT ROUNDUP OF HOMELESS WILL NOT OCCUR PRIOR TO THE APEC SUMMIT

At the briefing, Rep. Mizuno read the email from Chad Buck, the Owner and CEO of the Hawaii Foodservice Alliance and the biggest individual donor (over 400,000 lbs.) of food to the Hawaii Food Bank:  “I support this effort to provide a safe zone for our homeless citizens in need and applaud the efforts by Representative Mizuno to reach out to coordinate the efforts from government, non-profits and the business community. As a business owner and resident, I recognize that the homeless issues that we face will only be solved when we stop relying on just the government. If businesses, non-profits, faith based initiatives and government agencies all join hands, the solutions will come both for the short and long term.”

At the briefing, Marc Alexander, State Homeless Coordinator & Bridget Palmer Holthus, Deputy Director of the Honolulu Department of Community Services, both confirmed their focus in reducing homelessness was on 1)  Affordable Housing, 2) Permanent Housing Solutions for homeless, and 3) Job Development.

“Today was extremely important, because we obtained a commitment from the Governor’s Office and Mayor’s Office that no “sweep” or “roundup” of the homeless in Waikiki will occur prior to or during APEC, said Rep. Mizuno. “Moreover, we confirmed support from the hotel industry and a major food distributor willing to help government in its efforts to reducing homelessness.  Today we gained concurrence with state, county, non-profits, private businesses, and faith based organizations willing to work together to better address homelessness.  A viable solution for our “safe zones” for homeless will be to expand our current homeless shelters, possibly in Kakaako and Kalaeloa, to accept some of the estimated 200 homeless in Waikiki.  These shelters provide homeless with a secured facility to sleep at night, showers, restrooms, meals, healthcare, and workforce development.”

“We have homeless with a mental illness and/or drug addiction who will refuse to go to a shelter and some are homeless by choice, so realistically we will always have a percentage of chronically homeless,” added Rep. Mizuno.  “Working together in a coordinated effort with all the stakeholders allows us greater ability to prove assistance to homeless who desire to transition back into the community.  We offer hope to those that seek it.”

City & County of Honolulu Rail Transit Press Conference FTA Commits $1.55 Billion

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Proposed Labor Reduction List – THE LAY OFF LIST

KGMB obtained the list of the State Government worker positions that may be laid off:

  • 357 = Human Services – (office assistants, registered nurses, child, homeless & social workers)
  • 305 = Health – (vector control workers, assistants, nurses)
  • 129 = Accounting & General Service – (janitors & IT specialists)
  • 118 = Agriculture – (plant quarantine inspectors, clerks & assistants)
  • 91 = Public Safety – (security officers & corrections officers)
  • 59 = Labor & Industrial Relations (occupational health & safety investigators)
  • 26 = Land & Natural Resources – (park caretakers)
  • 22 = Business & Economic Development – (film specialists & biz development specialists)
  • 16 = Defense – (general laborers)
  • 13 = Attorney General – (assistants & clerks)
  • 9 = Taxation – (cashiers)
  • 3 = Business & Finance – (analysts)
  • 0 = Human Resources Development

TOTAL: 1194

You can view a detail of the break down in an email sent from Gina Williams to House Finance Chair Rep. Marcus Oshiro here:

Proposed Labor Reduction List (Lay off list)

LINGLE BEGINS TO DELIVER LAYOFF NOTICES

From the Governors Office:

Governor Linda Lingle announced that the State today will begin delivering written layoff notices to the approximately 1,100 State employees who were previously notified their positions could be eliminated.  The notices state the positions of the affected employees will be eliminated as of November 13, 2009.  Some of the employees may have the ability to “bump” persons with less seniority, and so it is unknown at this time which of the 1,100 notified individuals will actually lose their jobs.  Because of these “bumping rights” it is also unknown at this time how much money the State will actually save from the elimination of these positions.

Governor Lingle also announced that she has instructed her Cabinet today to begin the process of identifying other State employees who may be subject to a second round of layoffs that might be needed in order to realize additional savings in the cost of running State government.  It is not known at this time how many employees might be in this second wave of layoffs or Reduction in Force (RIF).  FAQs on the RIF policy will be available on the Department of Human Resources Development’s (www.hawaii.gov/hrd) and the Governor’s (www.hawaii.gov/gov) websites by the end of the day.

“It is unfortunate we must take these difficult steps today,” said Governor Lingle.  “Furloughs have always been my first choice to achieve significant labor cost reductions needed to address the unprecedented budget shortfall the State is facing.”

“Since the summer of 2008, my Administration has reduced State spending by approximately $2 billion, without significantly reducing labor costs, except through attrition.  But the simple facts are that our actual tax revenues for the past fiscal year, combined with the Council on Revenues’ projections for the current fiscal year means the State is still facing a budget shortfall of $786 million through June 30, 2011.  Our current expenses continue to exceed our projected revenues and our labor costs equal approximately 70 percent of our general fund expenses.  Therefore, in order to balance the budget, as the State Constitution requires, we must significantly reduce our labor expenses.  I empathize with our employees and realize these layoffs will have a significant impact on the affected employees and their families.  I sincerely wish this situation could have been avoided.”

Governor Lingle also announced that she will furlough approximately 900 state employees for three days per month effective September 1, 2009.  These “exempt excluded” employees are all non-union employees, who are not covered by Judge Karl Sakamoto’s order barring the Governor from unilaterally implementing furloughs for union employees.  It is expected that these furloughs will save the State approximately $7 million to $10 million for each twelve-month period the furloughs are in effect.  Governor Lingle will also explore whether there are other employees, not covered by Judge Sakamoto’s order that she can also furlough.

These actions by Governor Lingle are based on the State’s current financial projections.  The State Council on Revenues will meet on August 27 and again in January.  If those projections show lower revenues for the State, further cost cutting will be necessary.

Mufi Hanneman to Run for Governor?

From the Abercrombie Campaign:

A person is either running for governor or not. Mayor Mufi Hannemann is trying to have it both ways. It was recently reported that he is “exploring a run” for governor, yet he has just today signed on as a candidate with the Campaign Spending Commission in order to raise money for a campaign against Neil…

Honolulu County Mayor Mufi Hanneman and My Son

Honolulu County Mayor Mufi Hanneman and My Son

ORGANIZATIONAL REPORT
CANDIDATE COMMITEE
THIS REPORT IS FILED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE: Registration of New Committee Amended
1. CANDIDATE AND CANDIDATE COMMITTEE:
(a) Candidate Name: Hannemann, Mufi 2. Web Page Address: www.votemufi.com
(b) Committee Name: The Hannemann Committee 2010 3. Office Sought: Governor
(c) Address: P.O. Box 3980 4. District / County: /
5. Party Affiliation: Democrat
Honolulu HI 96812-3980 6. COMMITEE DEPOSITORY (Bank):
(d) Phone: (Bus) (808) 546-6834 (a) Name: First Hawaiian Bank
(Res) (b) Account Number: