State of Hawaii Archives: on Families & Children


David Ige: Build 17,000 affordable homes on state-owned land

We propose to build 17,000 affordable homes over the next decade on state-owned land in partnership with private developers. The homes would be sold as leasehold, effectively removing the biggest cost for developers: land. That, in turn, will dramatically bring down the price of the homes they build. Moreover, as the landlord, the state will be able to keep these homes affordable while allowing leaseholders to reasonably share in the equity when they are ready to sell.
Source: 2020 Hawaii State of the State address Jan 21, 2020

Andria Tupola: The burden placed on families through taxes needs examining

I think there's ways to save money, but we haven't really looked into a lot of them. I definitely think cost of living has to be addressed by addressing a lot of the burden that's placed on families through taxes.
Source: Hawaii News Now on 2018 Hawaii gubernatorial race Jul 31, 2018

Mazie Hirono: Family separation at the border traumatizes children

[On Trump administration's policy of family separation when illegal immigrant parents enter the U.S. illegally with children]: Over 700 little children remain separated from their families. Thousands will be traumatized for life. At 10:00 a.m. EST, @JudiciaryDems are demanding answers at the FIRST oversight hearing on family separation. Watch live at https://sen.gov/1QN3 #FamiliesBelongTogether
Source: Twitter posting on 2018 Hawaii Senate race Jul 31, 2018

David Ige: Government builds a home for our kupuna and our children

When I met with my cabinet during a retreat recently I asked them, what does Hawaii mean to them? What drove them? What directed their actions? While there were many different answers and perspectives, one word kept coming up over and over again:

Home.

It's a sentiment I intimately understand.

After I graduated from the University of Hawaii, I was fortunate enough to be offered a number of jobs. But only one was located in Hawaii and that's the one I accepted. To this day, I know it was the right choice because this is my home.

For me, that one word brings everything into focus and gives purpose and direction to everything we do. And what is it we really do here at the Capitol?

It's quite simple: We are building a home for our kupuna, ourselves and our children.

We build schools, hospitals, community centers, and places to work and play. And we safeguard the things that are important to us: our families, our freedoms, our environment and our future--because this is our home.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Hawaii Legislature Jan 26, 2015

Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families

Strong families raise successful children and keep communities together. I am candid about my own faith and my belief that we need a deeper, more substantive appreciation of the role that faith plays in American life. We cannot legislate healthy families, good parenting skills or a sound moral environment and we should not try. But we can do more in the public square to help parents through the increased challenges they face today by giving them the tools they need to succeed. As a husband and father of three, I know that strong families and a diverse community form the bedrock of a strong Hawai`i and strong America.
Source: 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial campaign website, Djou.com Dec 20, 2013

Duke Aiona: Supports abstinence-only education

Q: Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?

A: Yes.

Source: Hawaii Gubernatorial Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
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