Kawakami remains vice-chair of House Finance committeeMorita, Kanoho to again chair committees

State Rep. Bertha Kawakami (D, west Kaua’i, Ni’ihau) remains vice chair of the House Committee on Finance, and has been appointed a majority whip by the state House of Representatives’ Democratic majority.

A whip keeps track of various legislation moving through the House, and each outer-island county has one majority whip position, Kawakami said.

In addition, Kawakami is a member of the Committee on Human Services & Housing.

State Rep. Ezra Kanoho (D, east and south Kaua’i) chairs the Committee on Water, Land Use & Hawaiian Affairs, and says the combined committee will tackle lots of tough issues come mid-January.

Kanoho is a member of the committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce; Energy & Environmental Protection; and Judiciary.

State Rep. Mina Morita (D, north and east Kaua’i) again chairs the Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, and sits on the committees on Education; Higher Education; and Water, Land Use & Hawaiian Affairs.

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