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Rep. Thielen’s Comments on Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan

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 ... (more) Continue Reading

2016 Legislative Report

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 lr ... (more) Continue Reading

Our State needs to learn from Berlin

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) ... (more) Continue Reading

Historic industrial hemp legislation passes, opens doors to local farmers

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 ... (more) Continue Reading

Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’

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) ... (more) Continue Reading

Talking story in our District

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This is it: proposed legislation to solve our homeless, affordable-living crises

By Rep. Cynthia Thielen (Kailua-Kaneohe Bay) It's official: In 2016, homelessness ranks as the No. 1 issue facing Hawai‘i state government, said global research firm OmniTrak in its January report, "The People's Pulse." The pervasive problem has long since blurred the former stereotypical ... (more) Continue Reading