Rep. Thielen on Taxes and the Economy

High prices and increased taxes are hurting our residents, escalating property taxes being a prime example. Hawai`i is among the most heavily taxed communities in the nation, and therefore I have co-sponsored legislation to alleviate the tax burden on our working families and retirees. The general excise tax on food and over-the-counter health care supplies should be eliminated. We are building support in the Legislature for this tax relief.

U.S. Military Movie Promotes Hemp!

"Hemp for Victory" urges farmers to grow industrial hemp. After nearly 30 years of fighting to try & help the majority -- & not just a select few -- of Hawaii's farmers statewide, this 2019 Legislative session heads to Conference Committee with SB1353, which includes Rep Thielen's pro-farmer-focused ... (more) Continue Reading

Telling It From the Front Line: How HI’s Medical Cannabis Law Fails Patients

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/02/what-i-cant-use-pot-to-relieve-my-pain/   ... (more) Continue Reading

Why?!!? Hand-delivered to Gov Ige, Fighting for All Farmers

This hand-delivered letter to Gov Ige strongly advocated for all of HI's farmers & quickly became one of our most far-reaching social-media posts: "Your constituents, Hawaii's farmers, agricultural investors, manufacturers & I want to know WHY?" ...Let's get growing!! Gov's office: ... (more) Continue Reading

HI Dept. of Ag is negligent for failure to act on major developments

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/01/legislators-must-bypass-state-agency-with-hemp-plan/ ... (more) Continue Reading

Aloha Hemp Day at the Capitol

All in the family: Rep. Thielen, Sen. Thielen & Honey Thielen celebrate annual Aloha Hemp Day in April wearing all-natural hemp shirts & a sporty hemp hat. A record number of Legislators donned hemp blouses, shirts & even shirt ties. ... (more) Continue Reading

State Lawmakers Want Cost Comparison of Street Level vs Elevated Rail System

For Immediate Release March 10, 2017 Deeply concerned about the escalating costs of the Honolulu rail system, Hawai‘i State Rep. Cynthia Thielen (Kailua-Kaneohe Bay), today joined House Majority Leader Rep. Scott Saiki, Finance Chair Rep. Sylvia Luke, and Judiciary Chair Rep. Scott Nishimoto ... (more) Continue Reading

Bipartisan Effort by Female Lawmakers to Aid Women

The 2017 Women’s Legislative Caucus presented to lawmakers a package of bills that addresses many topics including equal pay; paid maternity and paternity leave; child-care facilities; and domestic violence involving a police officer; and a resolution about work-furlough programs for female ... (more) Continue Reading