Josh Green on Government Reform



Cut through red tape to quickly approve new housing projects

The process of building homes has become so complicated and costly in Hawai'i over the last three decades--fraught with unnecessary bureaucracy, impossible permitting processes, and prohibitive zoning rules--that we needed immediate action. I signed the Emergency Proclamation Relating to Housing on July 17th last year, which formed a committee of the state's leading housing experts--and empowered them to cut through red tape to approve new housing projects more quickly and easily.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Hawaii legislature , Jan 22, 2024

We must be open, transparent, and accountable to the people

I agree with the recommendations of the House Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct--it's time to "rebuild integrity and trust in government." When it comes to governance, sunlight, open windows, and plenty of fresh air are the best disinfectants. We need to build trust--and to do that we must be open, transparent, and accountable to the people.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Hawaii legislature , Jan 23, 2023

State legislature term limits would make a lot of sense

Green, who served two terms in the state House and two and a half terms in the state Senate, said term limits of four consecutive two-year terms for each state House member and two four-year terms for each member of the state Senate "would make a lot of sense."

"You would get more diversity and you would get more turnover in the Legislature, and if people do well, they tend to advance" to other offices, he said. He contends term limits would also reduce the influence of money in politics.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2022 Hawaii Gubernatorial race , Jul 28, 2022

Supports health department over Navy water contamination

Green released a statement supporting the health department's order. He noted that an assessment by a Navy contractor estimated an approximately 80% chance of another fuel release between 1,000 and 30,000 gallons within the next five years. "While I recognize the importance of the facility to the U.S. Navy, the risk of further leaks and spills is simply too great. We must prioritize the health and well-being of our residents and our environment," he said.
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2022 Hawaii Gubernatorial race , Dec 28, 2021

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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