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

Video screen grab of Senator Ruderman sharing issues important to Kau and Puna

Video: Live at the Legislature

Yesterday I appeared on Live at the Legislature discussing district priorities, climate change, minimum wage increase, and homelessness initiatives.

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2020 Bills Introduced

Aloha, We thought you might be interested in a list of bills that Senator Ruderman has introduced this Legislative session. ...

Green New Deal in Hawaii

Green New Deal for Hawaii – Citizen Engagement and Advocacy

With the federal government in Washington turning away from taking action on climate change, Hawaii is now challenged to create...

Long term support and services for Hawaii's elderly.


Long term support and services for Hawaii’s elderly. Chapter 349 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes establishes the Executive Office on...

House Bill 2739 Compassion and Choices

Compassion and Choices

Senator Ruderman’s compassion and support for choices in palliative care joined efforts with State Senator Lorraine Inouye and State Representatives. Cindy...

Legislature Public Access Room Workshops on Hawaii Island Flyer

Public Access Room Workshops

Hawaii Island Outreach- October 29- November 1, 2018  It’s that time of the year again. PAR is travelling to the...

Join Senator Ruderman in a Town Hall Meeting in Keaau

Join Senator Ruderman in a Town Hall Meeting in Keaau

Join me for a community Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9th, 6PM at the Kea’au Learning Center. We will be...

Emergency Communications Request for Evacuees

Communication Request

Senator Ruderman submitted a letter to Hawaii County Mayor, Harry Kim requesting communication between Hawaii County Administration and residents in...

Rat Lungworm Support Group Meetings

Please join us for the next Rat Lungworm Support Group meeting on Wednesday, August 8 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the...

August is Pedestrian Safety Month

August is Pedestrian Safety Month

Hawaii Department Of Transportation Launches 9th Annual Statewide Pedestrian Safety Month HONOLULU – Governor David Y. Ige, the Hawaii Department...

Keonepoko Elementary

Keonepoko Relocation Funds Released

Great news, Governor Ige has released $1M in CIP funding for campus relocation for Keonepoko elementary! Aloha Senator Ruderman: I...

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...

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...


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...

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...

Kea'au High School

Kea’au High School Awarded $160k in CIP funding

Very pleased to announce that Kea’au High School has been awarded $160k in CIP funding for Phase 2 construction work...

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...

2017 Hawaii Hemp Conference

2017 Hawaii Hemp Conference

Senators Ruderman (Puna District 2) and Mike Gabbard (Oahu District 20) joined by Hawaii Farmers Union United President and panel...

Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School – The Roots of Ulu

Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School – The Roots of Ulu

Town Hall Meeting in Pahoa with Senator Ruderman and Representative San Buenaventura

Town Hall Meeting – 2017

Talk Story in Pahoa with Senator Ruderman and Representative Joy San Buenaventura Puna Senator Ruderman and Representative San Buenaventura co-presented slides...

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