Gary Hooser

Gary Hooser formerly represented Kauai and Niihau in the Hawaii State Senate. He serves in a volunteer capacity as the president of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action.
Hypocrisy In Hawaii’s House Of Representatives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hypocrisy In Hawaii’s House Of Representatives

How can legislators justify giving themselves a raise when they refuse to hold hearings on increasing the minimum wage?

Hawaii’s Legislators Should Act Boldly In The Upcoming Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Legislators Should Act Boldly In The Upcoming Session

Thinking globally and acting locally is the key to staying sane and getting positive things done.

COVID-19 Crisis Warrants A Special Legislative Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Crisis Warrants A Special Legislative Session

There is no shortage of meaningful public policy actions that could be made now.

Legislative Leadership Has Been Tested And Found Lacking Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Leadership Has Been Tested And Found Lacking

There is no shortage of things the Hawaii Legislature could do that would immediately help those most in need.

Legislative Leadership Must Rise To The Occasion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislative Leadership Must Rise To The Occasion

Critical items that need to be addressed include screening and testing at airports, and food sustainability.

The Post-Pandemic Public Policy Conversation Starts Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Post-Pandemic Public Policy Conversation Starts Now

The fragility of our supply chain and the need for food self-sufficiency has never been so apparent.

Legislature Could Quickly Raise Minimum Wage Next Year

Legislature Could Quickly Raise Minimum Wage Next Year

A bill that stalled in the last days of the 2019 session carries over to the assembly that convenes in January.

A Progressive’s Perspective On The 2019 Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Progressive’s Perspective On The 2019 Legislature

It’s time for a living wage, initiative and referendum, and the legalization of cannabis — and that’s just for starters.

The Strange Legislative Path Of The ConAm Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Strange Legislative Path Of The ConAm Bill

While the constitutional amendment ballot question is now moot, it’s important to understand how it came about in the first place.

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