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Election 2014: Ballot Measures

Thursday, Oct. 23, 8:00 pm

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Live Blog Insights Election 2014: Ballot Measures

This week, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII turns to statewide and county Ballot Initiatives facing Hawaii's voters. First, we'll discuss the ballot measure that would allow state funds to support private preschools.

  • Joan Lewis, Hawaii State Teachers Association Vice President
  • Deborah Zysman, Good Beginnings Alliance Executive Director
The second half of the program will focus on two other ballot initiatives: extending the mandatory retirement age of State judges from 70 to 80; and whether Maui should put a temporary moratorium on farming GMO crops on the Valley Isle. Discussing the pros and cons of these measures:
  • John Hart, Hawaii Pacific University communication professor
  • Janet Mason, League of Women Voters representative
Mahealani Richardson moderates both discussions.
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