Increasing Minimum Wage
The minimum wage increase sucessfully passed; gradual increase to $10.10, with a tip credit trigger to help small busniess
Improving Public Education
With three of my own children currently in the public school
system quality education is a high priority. I have used a fresh approach in working
hard with teachers, principals, board members, department heads, and community
leaders to find innovative ways to further improve all aspects of our communities'
public schools for all of our keiki.
Real Affordable Housing
Finding truly affordable housing is a great challenge for many
families including my own. I am heavily involved in helping find creative and
viable options that can start the process of bringing more affordable homes to the
Parks and Recreation Areas
We in the community enjoy the outdoors. Our parks and
recreation areas are great resources for us. We know that more parks are needed.
I am very active and have helped aggregate funding to bring responsible recreational
facilities and parks to the Central Maui area.
Caring for Our Kupuna
Our Kupuna have contributed much to get us to where we are
today. As they pass the torch it is our kuleana to now ensure a quality way of life
in their golden years. I had the privilege of sitting on the Majority Caucus Committee
which helped craft and pass legislation to provide funding for an
array of programs to assist our kupuna.
We all utilize the roads. The Maui delegation together helped secure
monies to repair and responsibly expand many of our thoroughfares, such as Puunnene
and South Kamehameha Ave. We utilized a fresh practice of neutral deficit
spending to ensure that monies for critical needs, such as road repair, was
spent in an efficient and effective way.
Growing Small Businesses
Its important to take a long look at the policies currently in place and its important to continue to find new and innovative ways to stimulate growth.
Diversify Job Oppurtunity
By exploring options to boost job opportunity we can ensure a stable future for Hawaii.
Protecting worker rights and benefits