For many years there has been much discussion on what to do with the Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh. Information on the just-released draft plan, and how to submit comments (before Oct. 24, 2016) can be found here. Rep. Thielen has also offered comments and suggestions to be considered before any plans are approved: Comments on Kawainui-Hamakua Marsh Plan.
Each year we send constituents in the 50th House District a Legislative Report with important highlights of the past session. The 2016 Legislative Report can be found here: 61126_Thielen_LegRept_Final_Web lrContinue Reading
Published June 6, 2016 CIVIL BEAT COMMUNITY VOICE Protect Hawaii Residents, Veto Airbnb Bill A city where affordable housing is scarce and rentals are widespread offers Hawaii a lesson in properly regulating Airbnb and similar services. By Rep. Cynthia Thielen (Kailua-Kaneohe Bay) Our state needs to learn from Berlin: Gov. David Ige must veto House Bill 1850 […]Continue Reading
Honolulu – Today the Hawai‘i State Legislature passed the “Industrial Hemp Bill,” which establishes an agricultural hemp program that for the first time in Hawai‘i’s history, allows the crop’s cultivation and the distribution of its seed by multiple licensed local farmers. Senate Bill 2659 passed with a unanimous vote in both Chambers. The Hawai‘i State […]Continue Reading
A new payment system for doctors rewards physicians for healthier patients who require less care. That doesn’t bode well for patients who require complicated, expensive care. April 26, 2016 By Representative Cynthia Thielen (Kailua,Kaneohe Bay) www.civilbeat.com/2016/04/patients-caught-in-the-crossfire-of-hmsas-war-on-doctors/ HMSA is harming patients with its war on doctors. This year, the state’s largest health insurer yanked doctors’ previously earned […]Continue Reading