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Come Work at the Capitol

Each year, I hire someone to assist me and my staff with the heavy workload during the legislative session, which runs from January into the first week of May. This is a temporary, full time position in the Capitol, and the pay is not bad. The legislative session is a blur of activity in which thousands of bills are introduced and processed in a very short time. Each bill is referred to the appropriate subject matter committees and the committee chair determines if the measure will receive a hearing or die a quiet death by lack of action. For any bill to advance, it must have at least one public hearing in the Senate. Upon completion of the hearing, the Chair may recommend the measure be

Ways and Means Statewide Visits

Every two years, the Senate Ways and Means Committee (WAM) visits state facilities and priority projects around the state. Ways and Means is the committee that considers every bill relating to government spending that passes through the Senate. These bi-annual field trips allow committee members to meet with neighbor island agencies and community leaders to better understand the diverse needs throughout the state. On Maui, we visited various schools, the Maui Community Correctional Center, Iao Valley State Park, a senior housing facility, a homeless and transition shelter facility, Maalaea Harbor, and members of the County Council. Over three days and hundreds of miles of travelling around

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