State roundup for November 29
Niihau fishery bill in the works
HONOLULU (AP) — State senators plan to introduce legislation that would establish a “no fishing zone” around Niihau.
Sen. Judiciary Chairman Clayton Hee said in a statement Wednesday the survival of people on Niihau will be in jeopardy if the government doesn’t take dramatic steps to reserve the island’s nearshore fisheries for its residents.
Hee says more people have been going to waters off Niihau to fish as Kauai’s fisheries have become depleted.
Young people’s caucus formed
HONOLULU (AP) — A bipartisan group wants to increase the participation of young people in Hawaii’s government.
An announcement Wednesday from the state House of Representatives says a group of state and county leaders 40 years old and younger have established the Hawaii Future Caucus.
Spearheading the caucus are Republican state Rep. Beth Fukumoto, Democrat state Rep. Takashi Ohno and Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang, who is running as a Democrat for a U.S. House seat.
Fukumoto says young people are frustrated by partisanship.
Ohno says voter participation and government transparency need to improve to make government more accessible and appealing to young people. Chang says he hopes the caucus helps to restore confidence and encourages engagement in government.
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