MauiTime is in receipt of multiple unconfirmed reports that Alexander and Baldwin, Maui’s largest private landowner, is selling a significant portion of its landholdings on the island. Reports range from claims that the company is selling 36,000 acres in the Central Valley previously used for sugarcane, to talk that the company’s entire 55,000-acre holdings on Maui are on the … [Read more...] about Amidst rumors that it is selling Maui holdings, A&B requests continued water diversion
Yeah, he did it: this afternoon at a press conference, Governor David Ige announced that he would sign House Bill 2501 "with reservations," which means Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) can continue its century-old practice of diverting East Maui water (the governor's live stream of the press conference was a failure, but Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Nathan Eagle tweeted Ige's … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Governor David Ige signs HB 2501, allows A&B to continue East Maui water diversion
1. On June 17, Gov. David Ige signed HB 2034 into law. The bill appropriates $450,000 in general funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration projects. How much was the appropriation in the bill’s original form? A. $400,000 B. $450,000 C. $500,000 D. $550,000 E. $600,000 2. On Friday, June 17, Gov. Ige said that he’s still mulling House Bill 2501, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the bills Gov. David Ige signed recently?
Well, they did it. Yesterday, the Hawaii state Senate voted to approve House Bill 2501, which permits Alexander & Baldwin (A&B) to keep diverting East Maui streams for another three years. "The most important thing to understand about HB 2501 is that the Legislature is circumventing a January state court ruling that found A&B has been illegally diverting water … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature passes HB 2501 ‘water rights’ bill that helps Alexander and Baldwin