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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Carpenters Union Director Heads List of Green Appointees
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 617 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... chief of staff, Brooke Wilson, (former political and education director for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters) who had served in the same position when he was Hawaiʻi’s lieutenant governor ....

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Monday, November 21, 2022
Report: Hawaii Started 95 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 463 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Hawaii leveraged $290.0 million in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 95 new improvement projects ....

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Friday, November 18, 2022
It’s our kuleana to ensure campaign promises are kept
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:13 PM :: 378 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

... If we don’t demand action, followup on our demands and show the consequences at the ballot box, then we have failed in our civic duty ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii State Senate Announces Leadership, Committee Chairs for 2023
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 861 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Senate announces new Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2023 .... 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Fitch: Public Employee Pay Hikes, Higher Interest Rates Will Push Hawaii Liabilities Higher
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 483 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

"...higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms...."

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Green Administration Hiring Now--Bissen Too!
By News Release @ 7:33 PM :: 1281 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... click here to apply ....

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 512 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Hawaii COVID Spending: $1M for Sea Urchins
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 700 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Hawaii spent $1 million on a sea urchin hatchery and $300,000 for an engineering assessment of the now-condemned Aloha Stadium. …

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Sunday, October 30, 2022
“Dedicated Funding Source”?  Nah
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 637 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the “dedication” of the funding source is often porous ....

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
Preserves Anti-Hu Honua Majority: Ige Appoints Solar Exec to PUC
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 1502 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Hawaii State Government

... ​Yost vs Wakai over Hu Honua ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Office of Language Access--15 Years of Doing Nothing
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:06 PM :: 602 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... We found that OLA has done little of consequence ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
State Financial Condition Still Dismal
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 729 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... $37,000 of shortfall per taxpayer ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ige Scores 'C' on Fiscal Policy Report Card
By Cato Foundation @ 4:50 AM :: 654 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The report examines the tax and spending choices made by the governors and discusses recent policy trends ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Moody's revises Hawaii's outlook downward
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 691 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... the state's sound financial position and strong governance, offset by economic concentration in tourism, elevated leverage (combined debt, pension, OPEB and other liabilities) and associated fixed costs ....

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
Legislature is Hiring for 2023 Session
By News Release @ 3:59 PM :: 570 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... The positions are temporary (4-6 month) jobs with start dates in December 2022 or January 2023 .... 

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Ige Signs Abortion Secrecy Executive Order
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 701 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Life

“...Effective immediately, departments and agencies under my authority shall not provide any information, including medical records, data, or billing, to another state seeking to impose penalties upon a person or entity related to reproductive health services in Hawaiʻi....”

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Russian Hackers Attack Hawaii Airport Websites
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 730 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government

“...This attack was focused only on the public-facing website for the airports and had no impact on internal systems, operations, or traveler safety....”

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Love-Hate Relationship with P3
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 738 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... The most recent and visible example is our iconic Aloha Stadium .... 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Exemptions to open-records law should favor disclosure, not secrecy
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:45 PM :: 589 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

... draft legislation would incorporate a “deliberative process privilege” into the state Uniform Information Practices Act ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 5th-Worst State Finances
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 719 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... For 2021, Hawaii had $6.5 billion to pay its bills of $24.5 billion ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Russian Hackers Target Hawaii State Computers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 949 Views :: World News, Hawaii State Government, Military

... In a Telegram post Wednesday, Killnet, a notorious "hacktivist" group posted a list of several governmental websites it would be targeting in the coming days ....

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Thursday, September 29, 2022
State, Counties seek candidates to serve on boards and commissions
By News Release @ 9:26 PM :: 1399 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... City boards, commissions and committees which currently have vacant positions, including openings on the Honolulu Ethics Commission and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Auditor: No Need for Regulation of Community Health Workers
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:45 PM :: 946 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Life

... The Hawai‘i Regulatory Licensing Reform Act requires that professions should be regulated only when reasonably necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of consumers of their services ....

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Thursday, September 1, 2022
Should sacrifices go just one way?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:15 PM :: 791 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Does the state have a responsibility to “go without,” if that would be better for the people? ....

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Monday, August 29, 2022
Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:46 AM :: 752 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... lawmakers are allowed to waive the state’s spending cap by a two-thirds vote, which they routinely do ....

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Monday, August 8, 2022
How to Ensure Better Budgeting for a Better Economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:02 PM :: 884 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Tired of runaway government taxes, spending and debt?  Learn what we can do about it from budget expert Daniel Mitchell ....

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Hawaii’s NASED -- Another sports venue that fails to generate promised revenue
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 1322 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Tourism

... Decades of studies have shown that publicly financed stadiums, even those that include housing and retail projects, do not bring in enough money to offset public investments ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Governor comes through on ‘gut and replace’ but disappoints on emergency powers reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 AM :: 912 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Gov. Ige vetoed HB1147, which the Legislature approved via an illegal practice, but also vetoed SB3089, which was a setback for liberty ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
DLNR Releases Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report
By News Release @ 8:56 PM :: 859 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

... no mention of a fuel dock ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
State Tax Receipts up 34.8%
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 1119 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... FY2022 corporate income tax collections up 60.1% from the previous year, IIT collections up 22.3% from the previous year, and General Fund tax collections up 34.8% ....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Ige Vetoes 28 of 30 Bills on 'Intent to Veto' List
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 934 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... In addition, there are six bills that are becoming law without the governor’s signature. ...

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Sunday, July 10, 2022
Emergency powers reform tops ‘veto list’ discussion
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 AM :: 899 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Ige has until July 12th to veto ....

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Ige Signs HB2171 Establishing State Department of Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police

... “Hawaiʻi is the only state in the country that doesn’t have a centralized, independent state law enforcement agency. The new department will allow more efficient and effective emergency response, criminal law enforcement, investigations and homeland security operations” ....

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Thursday, July 7, 2022
Ige Announces Line-Item Vetoes--First Responder Tech Campus Slashed
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 952 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Police

... The total estimated cost of all six phases is $315M to $470M ....

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Former Hawaii Senate Majority Leader and Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 40 Months in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 12:15 PM :: 1949 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

... tip of the iceberg ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
Support emergency powers reform in spirit of July 4th
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:55 PM :: 799 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... Earlier this week, Gov. David Ige announced his “intent to veto” SB3089, a bill that aims to reform the state’s emergency powers law ....

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Ige appoints Leo Asuncion to lead Public Utilities Commission
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1044 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

... Asuncion’s current term on the PUC began on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2026 .... 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
SB3089: Ige Threatens Veto of Emergency Powers Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:26 AM :: 886 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... SB3089 would ensure checks and balances during times of emergency ....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Ige 'Intent to Veto' List -- 30 Bills
By News Release @ 4:50 AM :: 1079 Views :: Hawaii State Government

 ... including cash bail and Hu Honua -- but not Mauna Kea ....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Good news/bad news about cryptocurrency in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:15 PM :: 1131 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Hawaii’s policymakers haven’t given up the dream of regulating it into oblivion ....

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
Hawaii Per-Capita Pension Liability 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 976 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii per-capita pension liability $39,939.43 ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
2022 State of the States Municipal Credit Report -- Hawaii Moves out of Basement
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 870 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii improved significantly in 2021 after initially being hard hit by the pandemic ....

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
What went down at the 2022 Hawaii Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:38 PM :: 1016 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... the good, the bad and the ugly ....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Policy experts: Hawaii does not need to be in the retirement fund business
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 1205 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

"The state can't even fully fund its own public pension system."

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Civic involvement is key to saving Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:18 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... efforts to reform the state’s emergency powers law; reduce barriers to housing; bring taxes, debt and state spending under control ....

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Senate: Bills on Ige's Desk 'Support our Priorities'
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 712 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... Legislature Passes Bills Supporting Senate Priorities in a Historic Legislative Session ....

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Friday, May 20, 2022
VIDEO: 2022 Legislature still addicted to spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:17 PM :: 1074 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... praiseworthy was the passage of a bill that will limit the state’s emergency powers, if the governor lets it become law ....

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Sunday, May 15, 2022
More Bills in the Home Stretch
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1169 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Taxes

... Here’s a list of some of the eyebrow-raising bills that have gone to the fifth floor ....

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Friday, May 13, 2022
After Bribery Convictions, Legislators Tout Ethics Reforms
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 951 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

... 8 of the 14 bills identified by Commission were adopted by 2022 Legislature ....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Grassroot Institute: Legislative Session in Review
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:12 AM :: 850 Views :: Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

... bills to sign or veto ....

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