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Saturday, January 19, 2019
Hawaii’s Failed Campaign Finance Law: The Case of the Star-Advertiser’s Missing Front Page Ad Disclaimer
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 10:19 PM :: 4476 Views :: Ethics, Office of Elections

... The penalty to Preserve Our Hawaii for the violation would be $25; the penalty to the Star-Advertiser would be nothing ....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
ConCon Complaint: Campaign Spending Violation on Front page
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:56 PM :: 3376 Views :: Ethics

...Violation of Hawaii law regarding advertising in Monday's front page print edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser....

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Saturday, November 3, 2018
Who Spent What, When, and Where on the Con-Con Referendum
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 5:40 AM :: 3312 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...For the most recent period the No Campaign under the name “Preserve Our Hawaii” reported contributions of $665,000 and expenditures of $612,513....

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Con-Con: Hawaii’s only hope for term limits
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:05 PM :: 4822 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...Hawaii has arguably the least competitive state legislative elections among the 50 U.S. states....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Civil Beat vs Star-Advertiser on the Con-Con Referendum
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 3:16 PM :: 3382 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the Star-Advertiser, which earns most of its revenue from ads, ran six convention related ads—all in opposition—beginning on October 14, 2018....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Con-Con Opponents’ Nostalgia for Hawaii’s Golden Age of Democratic Reform
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 8:49 PM :: 3812 Views :: Hawaii History

...if the last convention was so great, why won’t the next one also be great?....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Advertised Cost of a Constitutional Convention
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:00 AM :: 4207 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The $55 million figure being promoted by Preserve Our Hawaii is highly controversial.  Hawaii’s last convention in 1978 cost $2.03 million. In current dollars, that sum would be $7.7 million....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Why Con-Con Opponents Willfully Ignore Legislative Bypass Issues
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:50 PM :: 3213 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the leading no coalition, Preserve Our Hawaii, and its lead organizer, the Hawaii Government Employees Association, publicly announced their 'No' campaign on October 8....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Con-Con Papers
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:39 PM :: 4145 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...42 short essays on the history, democratic function, and politics of the periodic state constitutional convention referendum, including Hawaii’s November 6, 2018 convention referendum....

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Friday, August 3, 2018
Analysis of Candidate Position Statements on the Nov. 6 ConCon Referendum
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 6:14 AM :: 4789 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...when candidates say they’ll support whatever voters decide—one can be confident that the candidate’s actual position is to oppose a convention....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 3:29 PM :: 7489 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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