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

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Support for CDB and Hawaii’s Hemp Farmers

As reported by Big Island Video news, Senator Ruderman rose in support of SB 2050 with reservations. SB 2050 would...

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. ...

Cannabis Collectives on Trial in Hawaii

Trial Testimony in Support of Michael Ruggles

Halloween 2019, Senator Ruderman appeared on the witness stand in the State v. Michael Doyle Ruggles trial. Others who testified...

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...

Honoring of Officer Kaliloa

Bronson Kaliloa January 26, 1972 – July 18th, 2018 A moving farewell to Officer Bronson Kaliloa, Puna district. His love...

Cesspool Exemptions to increase Housing Options

Exemption on Certain Cesspool Connections to Expand Housing Options

More great news! This time regarding Senator Ruderman’s inquiry regarding housing additions on private property from the Dept. of Health....

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...

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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...

I spoke on the senate floor about my friend, Share Christie:

 “Last Friday, on 4/20 or Hemp Day, I mentioned my friend Share Christie, serving several years in Honolulu Federal Detention...

My comments today on SB2648 Relating to the Public Utilities Commission.

SB2648 Testimony Relating to the Public Utilities Commission

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...

DLNR Aquarium Fish Ruling

DLNR Commercial Fishing Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DLNR STATEMENT ON COMMERCIAL AQUARIUM FISHING RULING The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has long...

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...

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

PUNA TOWN HALL JUNE 27th 6pm!

An evening of legislative discussion and insight with Senator Russell Ruderman and his special guest, Senator Josh Green. Take advantage...

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