It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $500,000 in capital improvement grant funds to the Lanai Community Health Center (LCHC). Identified by the state Legislature, these funds will go toward the construction of a new facility to accommodate the island’s health care needs.
LCHC serves 1,190 patients, which is approximately 40 percent of the Lanai’s estimated population of 3,100 residents.
The new color-coded placards will start being placed at Oahu food establishments today. Part of the “Food Safety Code” that we signed into law earlier this year, the placards are designed to give you peace of mind when eating out.
While participating in a panel discussion today at the 22nd Hawaii Conservation Conference, Gov. Neil Abercrombie shared an update from President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, to which the Governor was appointed last fall.
After reviewing 245 measures passed by the 2014 Hawaii State Legislature, Gov. Neil Abercrombie today notified legislators of his decision to veto seven bills and to allow six bills to become law without his signature.
“I am pleased to have signed 226 bills into law, continuing a year of progress that included historic legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage (Act 82) and protect hundreds of acres of land on Oahu’s North Shore from development (Act 81),” Gov. Abercrombie said. “While fewer bills reached my desk this year compared to years past, laws generated this session will have a positive impact on Hawaii and its people.”
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii’s four county mayors, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs leadership jointly launched the Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability – He Nohona ‘Ae‘oia at a declaration signing held today at the Hawaii State Capitol. The statewide joint leadership commitment sets clear targets for clean energy transformation, local food production, natural resource management, waste reduction, smart growth, climate resilience, green jobs and education by 2030.