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Senator Russell Ruderman | Hawaii State legislative issues related to our Communities in District 2, Puna and Kau on Hawaii Island.

Hawai’i May Become First State to Ban Neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos

Hawai’i May Become First State to Ban Neurotoxin, Chlorpyrifos

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. Dozens...

Puna Redevelopment Planning

Senator Ruderman Proposes New Puna Community After Eruption

We’re looking for your ideas and support on this proposal. If you’d like to share your idea for improvements, please...

Puna Farmers – Hamakua Acreage Available for Farming

Puna Farmers – Hamakua Acreage Available for Farming

From the Hāmākua Agricultural Cooperative: Farmers from Kapoho/Puna area – we still have acreage available for farming if you are relocating!...

Governor Ige releases $12 million to County of Hawaiʻi for disaster response

Governor Ige Releases $12 Million to County of Hawaiʻi for Disaster Response

View Lava and Earthquake Resources For Immediate Release June 7, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Mayor Harry Kim...

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Governor Ige Supplies County with More Housing and Law-enforcement Tools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today a second supplemental emergency proclamation adding housing...

Puna Evacuation Route Paved - Beach Road

Blessing for Newly Paved Wa’awa’a Road

Beach Road Paved In Case Of Puna Evacuation “Mahalo Pi’ilani Kaawaloa for another great pule, and for telling the story...

School Workforce Pipeline Project

School Workforce Pipeline Project

Meeting with Hilo Japanese Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee today. We discussed my proposal for developing a “School Workforce Pipeline...

Puna Lava Flow and Earthquake Resources

Lava Flow and Earthquake Resources for Puna

Contacts Senator Ruderman’s Facebook page is Updated Regularly with Additional Information – Please Fact-Check any information you read posted online...

Pesticide Bill SB 3095 SD1 HD1 Could Make Hawaii Schools Safer

Saturday April 28th Update from the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action: YOU DID IT!!! All your calls, emails, letters the...

Music Night at the Capitol 2018

Music Night at the Capitol

Hawai‘i lawmakers and support services staff took a brief break from their legislative duties to introduce measures of a different...

Sea-level Rise Report Accepted by New State Climate Commission

Mandated by the Legislature it Provides Technical Path Forward for Adapting (HONOLULU) – The Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation...

Capital Improvement Project (CIP)

Capital Improvement Project Funding for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

I am pleased to announce that Governor David Ige’s administration has released Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Hawai‘i Health...

Citizen Initiatives – Power To The People – Voters Want More Control

from Civil Beat… State Sen. Russell Ruderman, a Democrat representing Puna and Kau, was the author of the Senate direct...

$15 Minimum Wage in Hawaii

$15 Minimum Wage Discussion on Na Leo Tv

$15 minimum wage would quickly solve our growing poverty and homelessness problems. As Democrats in a Democratic state, we could...

Public Town Hall Meetings in Puna and Volcano

You’re invited to an evening of legislative discussion and insight. Take advantage of this opportunity to weigh-in on the 2018 legislative...

Rat Lungworm Disease

Rat Lungworm Disease Demands State Action

The Ige administration should stop belittling the work of UH Hilo’s laboratory and fund it immediately. By Russell Ruderman  / October 19, 2017...

Styrofoam reduction ban in Hawaii County

Congrats to Hawaii County Council on Passing a Styrofoam Reduction Bill

As with plastic bags, counties are leading the way in environmental actions that have been blocked by lobbyists at the...

Albizia Workshop

Albizia Workshop This Saturday

Aloha HPP Invasive Species Control Volunteers, Our next Albizia Workshop will be this Saturday 9/16 at 9am in the HPP...

Puna Ag Park

Funds Released for Feasibility Study for a Potential Agricultural Park in Puna

Some fantastic news to end the week with, I am very grateful for the quick action on the part of...

Oahu SB4 Rail Tax Hike for Bus in the Sky

In Opposition to Rail Tax SB4 – Senate Advances Rail Bill, Senator Ruderman Votes No

The bill was described by the senate in a news release and posted along with the video on Big Island...

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