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Monday, November 5, 2018
Report on the Implementation of State Auditor’s Recommendations
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:31 AM :: 3217 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...every year we follow up on recommendations made in our audit reports....

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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 :: 3305 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 :: 4813 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 :: 3377 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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Monday, October 22, 2018
Test Case for Hawaii? Internet Providers Take On Vermont Net Neutrality
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 4819 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...internet service providers sued Vermont on Thursday in an effort to overturn its recently enacted net neutrality rules....

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Monday, October 22, 2018
Auditor Looks at HDoT Energy Savings Contracts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:22 AM :: 3171 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...all four annual savings reports filed by Johnson Controls through 2017 indicated that actual savings exceeded energy contract guaranteed savings for each period....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Auditor: DoH 'Loses' Paperwork--Kills Investigation of PKF Recycling Audit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:53 PM :: 5698 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Originally bid at $76,400, the contract grew to $543,374—a 611 percent increase—while its scope shrank and the deliverables’ deadline were extended by a year. In the end, the PKF founder was arrested at the arport....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 3801 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Advertised Cost of a Constitutional Convention
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:00 AM :: 4201 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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Monday, October 15, 2018
Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition: Hawaii 38th
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 3244 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...On the basis of its solvency in five separate categories....

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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 :: 3208 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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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Insiders: How the 1978 Constitution Keeps us in Power
By News Release @ 1:01 AM :: 4187 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...The insiders, a who’s who of what’s wrong in Hawaii, have made a handy list of everything that keeps them in power in the 1978 Hawaii Constitution....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2018 Digital States Survey Grades Hawaii B+
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 2811 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Since its inception 21 years ago, this biennial e-survey has helped benchmark state government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity, and reach policy goals....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Stop Digging Deeper Pension Debt
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:50 PM :: 3337 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...state policymakers are willing to commit to payments on the unfunded liabilities, but haven’t done much to curb the excessive spending practices that have led us to this point....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Years Later KOLEA System Still not 100% Compliant with Obamacare Requirements
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:30 PM :: 3843 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Follow-Up on Recommendations from Report No. 15-20, Audit of the Department of Human Services’ KOLEA System....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Audit of State DoD Accounts
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:44 PM :: 3423 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Our review of six trust funds and four trust accounts of the Department of Defense (DOD) found one trust fund did not meet criteria and should be closed....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Financial State of the States--Hawaii 45th--$31,600 Debt per Person
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 3765 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state continues to hide $4.2 billion of its retiree health care debt....

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Nov 6 Ballot: PAR Publishes Con Con Backgrounder
By News Release @ 12:51 AM :: 2566 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...This year, on the November 6th ballot, you will have two questions asked of you....

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Pension spiking cost Hawaii taxpayers $20.5M in FY 2017
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 5316 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A Grassroot Institute FOIA request reveals that 320 employees spiked their salaries ahead of retiring....

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Saturday, September 1, 2018
November Ballot: Understanding the constitutional amendment questions
By Video @ 5:22 PM :: 5234 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Understanding the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Profitable Non-Profit: For Years, State Employee Paid Twice to Supervise Himself
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 4384 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The Employee has been privately employed by the (profitable) Non-Profit for a number of years.... 

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Friday, August 31, 2018
Ethics: Lawyer Pays Off State Employees to Testify Against Their Own Investigation
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 3485 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Employee A admitted that the testimony given was not based on a fair and thorough examination of the facts. Employee A’s testimony was offered to counter the recommendations given by Employee A’s own agency and bolster the client’s arguments in the underlying court proceeding....

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hanalei: New Flooding Sets back Kuhio Hwy Repairs
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 8245 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...Flooding August 27 and 28 inundated Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Bridge and between the Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Lane: Ige Forms Joint Task Force with Military
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3460 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Weakening Quickly, Lane Now a Tropical Storm
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 10062 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...ABOUT 145 MI SW OF HONOLULU HAWAII ... PRESENT MOVEMENT...W 7mph ....Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
HIEMA Gets New Executive Officer
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 3808 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Luke P. Meyers, a Certified Emergency Manager who most recently served in a variety of posts in the Pacific Northwest, has joined the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) as Executive Officer....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rosy assumptions could be thorny for Hawaii ERS
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:01 PM :: 3778 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...end date could drag out far longer if the investments of the state’s Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) do not perform as well as expected....

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Thursday, August 16, 2018
The State Con-Con Papers
By J. H. Snider Ph.D. @ 4:39 PM :: 4140 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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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hawaii Chosen as Captive Insurance Domicile of the Year
By News Release @ 2:13 AM :: 2951 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Finalists for this year’s awards were Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Vermont....

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Monday, August 6, 2018
State Rolls Out Phase Two of Payroll Modernization
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 4000 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, OHA

...This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments....

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Together we can resolve Hawaii's pension crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:10 PM :: 3354 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

... what works, what doesn’t, and what might help Hawaii move out of its position as one of the nation’s worst “sinkhole states” ....

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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 :: 4781 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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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Grassroot Institute releases report on fixing pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:29 PM :: 4229 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...how to bring under control the almost $13 billion in unfunded liabilities of Hawaii’s public pension system....

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Hawaii Budget and Policy Center Releases Budget Primer
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2597 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...a Budget Primer that serves as an entry-level course covering the components of the state budget, how it is created, and the priorities and choices it reflects....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Ethics: Big Island's Top Sheriff Busted Padding Payroll
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5590 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Police

...securing compensation for himself and his subordinate employees for more hours than they actually worked....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Ige Appoints Jon Yoshimura to Espero's Senate Seat
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 3654 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...Yoshimura will represent District 19 until a new senator is elected in November’s General Election. Yoshimura is not running for the seat....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Special Action Team on Affordable Rental Housing Presents 10-Year Plan
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 3499 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...of the projects awarded during the current administration, 433 affordable units are now under construction. In addition, 5,946 units are in the pipeline/pending phase, of which 5,235 are affordable....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 5443 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
HDOT Sitting on $468M Unspent Federal Funds
By News Release @ 3:32 AM :: 3970 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail

...With HART repaving Kamehmeha Hwy out of its own budget, this is money that could be used to pay for rail--but HDOT refuses....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
HDOT Touts Public-Private Partnership at Airport
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 3411 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...Airports Division is proud to be working in partnership with DFS and global restaurateur HMSHost on more than $69 million worth of improvements....

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Staffer for Sen Stanley Chang Accused of Sex Assault
By Andrew Walden @ 10:04 PM :: 11401 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Asami Kobayashi, co-founder of Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA), has a story to tell.... 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Blackmailed by DCCA, Spectrum Rolls out 'Free' Wi-Fi Statewide
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 2821 Views :: Hawaii State Government

“DCCA also negotiated a Public WiFi Partnership program to be deployed in the coming years as a condition of the Hawaiian Telcom-Cincinnati Bell transfer.”

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hawaii's false ballistic-missile warning spurs senators to propose fixing national alert system
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 AM :: 4422 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Military

...The proposal is sponsored by Sen. Brian Schatz, Hawaii Democrat, and Sen. John Thune, South Dakota....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
The FCC is changing up the country’s emergency alert system to prevent another Hawaii incident
By News Release @ 5:32 PM :: 4676 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Action Supports More Effective Local Emergency Alert Tests and PSAs, Addresses False Alerts, and Seeks to Improve Wireless Alerts....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 5413 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police, Taxes

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....

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Monday, July 9, 2018
Tech Debacle: Hawaii v Ciber Stays in State Courts, Guaranteeing Big Money Payoff
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 2668 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the State defeated a recent attempt by Ciber’s insurers to move the lawsuit out of state....

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
If You Don’t Rock the Boat, How Do You Change Its Direction?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3689 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...When many of us in Hawaii grew up, we were taught to go with the flow....

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
State Payroll Modernization Readies for ‘Group 2’ Rollout
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 3678 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The HawaiiPay project is helping the state to replace its mainframe payroll system that is more than 50 years old with a single integrated software system called PeopleSoft....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
False Missile Alert: HGEA Members Sleeping on the Job
By Selected News Articles @ 11:39 AM :: 6103 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...“On multiple occasions, I’ve observed them watching movies or TV shows.  Usually they are sitting around looking unoccupied. Approximately two weeks ago, it was reported to me by a staff member who came in early that they observed all three SWP staff on shift asleep.”....

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Ige Releases 'Intent to Veto' List
By News Release @ 9:25 PM :: 2818 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Hawaii Governor May Veto Bill Expanding Hotel Tax....

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