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Friday, February 9, 2018
‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane
By Joe Kent @ 2:19 AM :: 5872 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

... Ige this week signed an executive order that most likely will discourage competition and innovation among internet service providers ....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hawaii Highways Rank 47th in Cost-Effectiveness
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 3806 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Ranking each state's highway system in 11 categories, including highway spending, pavement and bridge conditions, traffic congestion, and fatality rates....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Ige Appoints Leonard Hoshijo to Head DLIR
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 3908 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Hoshijo served as education and political director with the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters. He also worked for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for 26 years....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Ige Asks Legislators to 'Governmentize' Services
By Joe Kent @ 4:11 AM :: 5204 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...HB 2368 and SB 2795 would begin replacing private contractors with civil service employees....

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Monday, February 5, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base: Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 4540 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Local ISPs: Net Neutrality is a Fake Issue....

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
How Much Does a Crosswalk Cost?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3270 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Senate Bill 2004, tells the story of just one signalized crosswalk yet to be built....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 8205 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Higher Education, OHA

...Ige Admin testimony shows that OHA rent-seeking is driving up hospital bills, public housing rents, and University of Hawaii tuition for everybody—including native Hawaiians.... 

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Friday, February 2, 2018
Chin to Take Lt Gov Sinecure While Running for Congress
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 AM :: 9770 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...First Deputy Attorney General Russell Suzuki has been appointed to serve as acting attorney general....

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FCC: Hawaii false missile alert sent by worker believing attack was real
By News Release @ 11:28 AM :: 5805 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Military

...Federal Communications Commission conducts open meeting to hear investigator's report on false missile alert....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
Olelo TV Moving to Siberia?
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 4843 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...Spectrum is channel slamming ‘Ōlelo – displacing channels 49, 53, 54, and 55, including Video On Demand channels 50 and 52....

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Monday, January 29, 2018
Rep Cynthia Thielen for House Speaker
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 7:29 PM :: 5442 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...To stop the factional fighting and stalemate-causing dysfunction in the Hawaii House of Representatives, Representative Cynthia Thielen has placed her name for consideration as Speaker....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
What is the state of our state? 
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:26 PM :: 3789 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the 2017 Economic Freedom of North America report, ranks Hawaii a low 46th in the nation in terms of economic freedom, due to its high taxation, high regulation and high cost of living....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
TOTE Places Hawaii Plans on Hold, Cancels Ship Purchases
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 4659 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...Updates required at Hawai’i Terminals would prevent TOTE from entering Hawai’i trade in 2020/2021....

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
HB2253: Driverless Cars for Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:38 AM :: 4506 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...jump-start the testing and operation of "driverless" cars in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10 Bills: House Republicans Introduce Caucus Package
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 3:27 PM :: 4608 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Our bill package strives to make our government and our state more accountable, affordable, and accessible....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ige Couldn't Remember Twitter Password as False Missile Alert Wreaked Havoc on State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:51 PM :: 5189 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Politicians

...Ige said Monday that one of the reasons it took so long to inform the public that a ballistic missile alert in the state was in fact a false alarm was because he couldn’t remember his Twitter password....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Hanabusa Response to State of the State address—Ige has no specifics and neither do I
By News Release @ 7:44 AM :: 3836 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

"...Hanabusa looks forward to sharing a clear vision for our state’s future in the months ahead....” (or whenever)

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Republicans: 5 Issues Ige Left out of State of the State
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 4389 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...The Minority Caucus identifies 5 issues that Ige fails to discuss....

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Full Text: State of the State Address 2018
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 3222 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...We often need to be reminded of what makes us so special. ..."

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Why is HS Student More Efficient Than State Government?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:39 PM :: 4324 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Within five minutes of the erroneous missile alert, Iolani School student William Heyler had tweeted to the world that it was a mistake....

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
False Alarm: 'Hearing' Leaves More Unanswered Questions
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:08 AM :: 4945 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

"...the only thing accomplished today was more unanswered questions and the announcement that we must wait and see what the Governor's study-report by General Hara turns up...."

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Stacks of rules for renters
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 4287 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...award-winning cartoonist and illustrator David Swann....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Interior Announces $12.8 Million for Hawaii in 2018 Compact Impact Funding
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 4226 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

...The funding will be provided to the Department of Human Services ....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid? -- Hawaii 48th
By Tax Foundation @ 11:29 PM :: 4369 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii Federal Aid equals 22.8 percent of State revenues....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Full Text: House Republican Opening Day Remarks
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:17 PM :: 4622 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Rep Andria Tupola address Opening Day....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Opening Day: Kouchi Claims Senators will work for Public Good
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 5164 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Kouchi also assured the Governor that all 25 State Senators are committed to working on legislation that provide the best results for the people of Hawai‘i....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bizarre News: Honolulu selected to join national What Works Cities initiative
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 5257 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Joins 99 cities that are committed to making city government more effective using data and evidence....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Maui Recycling Center Shut Down Due to State Non-Payment
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 5739 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...This closure is due to a delay in payments from the Department of Health. Once the back payments have been received, operations will resume as normal....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Full Text: Speaker Saiki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 3832 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Supporting Hanabusa, Speaker Saiki said "Unfortunately, one need only look to the past weekend to see a glaring instance of the inability of government at various levels to manage major issues facing out state."....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State doubles fee for marine licenses
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 4792 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

... whether they’re full-time fishers or “weekend warriors” ....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Video: Live at the Legislature with Rep Andria Tupola
By Video @ 3:39 AM :: 4623 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Catch us ‘Live at the Legislature’ every Monday at 8:30 AM on ‘Olelo Channel 49....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 6443 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
In Hawaii, No Heads Roll over False Missile Alarm
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 4914 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“Once a Japanese manager or his underlings are caught in a scandalous situation, they have no other choice but to resign so that the many others who are dependent on them do not take the blame or suffer any of the consequences.”....

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Monday, January 15, 2018
FEMA: Ige, Miyagi Wrong About 38 Minute Delay
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 11768 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military

...Governor Ige and HIEMA administrator Vern Miyagi say they had to obtain permission from FEMA ... FEMA says that’s not true....

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Sunday, January 14, 2018
FCC: Hawaii did not have Reasonable Safeguards to Prevent False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 3926 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...We also must ensure that corrections are issued immediately....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
38 Minute Delay--State EMA Got Permission from FEMA Before Retracting False Alarm
By News Release @ 11:10 PM :: 7043 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...Hawaii Emergency Management Agency statement on missile launch false alarm....

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
False Alarm: Hawaii Missile Alert Retracted by Civil Defense
By Andrew Walden @ 12:31 PM :: 7664 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

"...NO missile threat to Hawaii...."

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Hawaii Drivers License Design Change
By News Release @ 1:17 AM :: 5301 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Star in a gold circle marking to appear on Hawaii State Driver’s Licenses or State Identification Cards issued on or after Jan. 16, 2018....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 5466 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Red tape tally long overdue
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:46 PM :: 4384 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...It is commonly said that Hawaii has too many government regulations, but how many regulations are there exactly?....

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Friday, January 5, 2018
​Hawaii tax policy feels the heat
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 5177 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Rail

...The administration just told New York and New Jersey they would have to fund their $13 billion Hudson Tunnel rail project on their own, backing out of an Obama-era promise to foot half the bill....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Honolulu GOP: Key Issues in 2018 Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 4:49 PM :: 8898 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Life, Republican Party, Second Amendment, Taxes

...look for the following bills to be revived in the 2018 legislative session....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Auditors couldn't figure out what this state office does — or plans to do
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:16 AM :: 6460 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...Energy Office’s personnel costs now account for more than 90 percent of the office’s expenses....

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Maui hospitals point the way
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 7356 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...the state should consider privatizing more of its medical facilities....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
House, Senate Committees Schedule Budget Hearings
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 3169 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Tuesday, January 2 through Wednesday, January 17, 2018....

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
Grade F--Assessment of State Tech Projects
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 4252 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...lets take a look at the I and F grade projects--and guess which projects score an 'A'....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Ige Appoints Two New Cabinet Members
By News Release @ 9:39 PM :: 3860 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige is making appointments to his cabinet to fill the positions left vacant because of two planned retirements. He has also re-appointed the State Procurement Administrator....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
2018 Legislative Session Calendar Posted
By News Release @ 9:24 PM :: 3812 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The Calendar for the 2018 Legislative session is now posted....

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Sunday, December 24, 2017
2018 Ballot: Constitutional Convention?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 4351 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The biggest exception to this gatekeeper rule is the constitutional convention, where the people elect delegates directly....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Ige Appoints Lei Learmont to Replace Rep Oshiro in HD46 Wahiawa
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 5144 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...Learmont fills the vacancy created when former Rep. Marcus Oshiro joined the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board in October....

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