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Monday, January 5, 2015
Kelii Akina Interviews Kalbert Young on Hawaii Government Financial Condition
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 AM :: 4020 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Kalbert Young (outgoing Director of Finance, State of Hawaii) about the current financial conditions of the state of Hawaii....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Legislative Budget Hearings Set
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3701 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Budget Hearings begin January 6 ....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Ige Announces Seven New Appointments
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 3792 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Adjutant General, DPS, DoT, DLNR, DHRD, Budget.... 

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Ige Appoints DCCA, DoA, DHHL Directors, Deputies
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 6122 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

Jobie Masagatani will be retained at DHHL, William Aila will be her Deputy....

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Friday, December 26, 2014
Open Letter to Gov. Ige on Transparency
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 5616 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

Given the intrinsic benefits of open government, we ask that you begin your Administration by facilitating public access to government records....

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Lawsuit: State Gave Foster Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 15481 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

Despite being unemployed and residing in a homeless shelter, Mr. Rios applied to be a foster parent, and was deemed fit to serve as one by DHS....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Video: Meet Hawaii's New Republican House Members
By Video @ 11:38 PM :: 6085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party

Host Representative Gene Ward discusses the legislature with Representatives Andria Tupola and Feki Pouha....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Full Text: Ige Sends Budget to Legislature
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 4498 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"We will spend public funds wisely to avoid raising taxes."

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Policy Talk: New Governor and His Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 5436 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii discusses the proposed 11-point action plan of the new governor of Hawaii, David Ige....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hawaii is Addressing Liabilities, but There’s a Long Way to Go
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:37 AM :: 3650 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...currently, the state pension plan is only about 61% funded....

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Senate Briefing on ERS Financial Status
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3723 Views :: Hawaii State Government
DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2014
TIME: 9:00am
PLACE: Conference Room 211, State Capitol
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Audit: AG, DBEDT Did Not Report Millions in Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:40 PM :: 3321 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Nineteen funds and accounts did not meet criteria....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
Ige's Commitment: 'No Hidden Agendas, Avoid Raising Taxes'
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 5702 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Taxes

"We will spend public funds thoughtfully and without waste to avoid raising taxes...."

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Ige Appoints Six More Cabinet Members
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 4755 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced the appointments of six additional members of his Cabinet and two deputy directors....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We the Powerful! -- Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 3118 Views :: Hawaii State Government

These meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that you can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave your home island....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Full Text: Lt Gov. Tsutsui Inaugural Speech
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 4484 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

May God Bless all of you. May God continue to bless our great state, and may God continue to bless the United States of America....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Grassroot Institute Encourages Ige to Consider Budgetary Reforms
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:09 PM :: 2618 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Grassroot Institute Commends Ige for Determination to Put People and Prosperity Above Special Interests....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Auditor Slams State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 4653 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Agencies failed to remit funds resulting in a potential loss of $147,213 in public arts revenues, and in one instance, the special fund received $100,000, when it should have received just $100....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Audit: 67% of 'Exempt' State Positions Vacant
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5626 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

DHRD’s jurisdiction consisted of 21,783 positions, of which 15,069 were civil service and 6,714 exempt....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Ige Releases 11-Point 'Action Agenda'
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 3867 Views :: Hawaii State Government

State government needs to be agile and efficient, innovative in developing solutions, adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and above all, accountable to our “customers,” the people of Hawaiʻi....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Full Text: Ige’s Inaugural Address
By News Release @ 5:50 PM :: 3225 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...looking at new ways to empower schools....

...taking our pioneering experience in pre-paid health care to the next level and not letting bureaucracy get in the way....

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Thursday, November 20, 2014
CATO: Abercrombie Boosted Spending $900M
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 5063 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxpayers can now breathe easier because he was defeated in the Democratic primary....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Hawaii Unfunded Liabilities Could Become a "Broken Promise"
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:39 PM :: 5113 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state may one day be forced to break the promise it made to its employees regarding their pensions and benefits....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Ige Names Fuchigami to Head DoT, Extends Application Deadline
By News Release @ 2:28 PM :: 4321 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Fuchigami had been tapped by Mayor Kirk Caldwell last month to lead the city’s Department of Enterprise Services....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
State Retirement Funds Play Tricks on Retirees, Taxpayers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:22 PM :: 4514 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Hawaii has employed gimmicks to give the appearance of fiscal improvements in their entitlement programs....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
House Announces Committee Chairs, Leadership
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 4357 Views :: Hawaii State Government

No Republican Vice-Chairs ....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Senate
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 3660 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii State Senate is accepting applications for the 2015 legislative session....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Legacy Land Commission Seeks New Members
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 4682 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use

There are currently three vacancies....

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Ige Administration Accepting Job Applications
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 4036 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Those interested in joining the Ige-Tsutsui administration may click on the link provided below to begin the online application process....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Transition: Ige Chooses McCartney, Hiraoka
By Selected News Articles @ 6:18 PM :: 7075 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

McCartney is a former executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association....

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Friday, November 7, 2014
David Ige’s Action Plan: “Engineering Hawaii’s Future”
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 5598 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

"Hawaiʻi needs leadership that moves us forward collectively instead of favoring special interests."

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii's Policy Makers
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:07 PM :: 4538 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kim Announces Senate Leadership Team and Committee Chairs
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 4668 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The only incumbent Democrat to get nothing is Brickwood Galuteria.....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Your Ballot Explained: Issuing New Bonds
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:33 PM :: 5556 Views :: Agriculture, Development, Hawaii State Government

When Election Day comes, voters never seem to get a chance to reduce government spending....

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Sunday, November 2, 2014
The Great Pension Debate
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4651 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Other states don’t have anything like these exceptions....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Abercrombie Appoints Five to Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 5137 Views :: Hawaii State Government
... Denise Antolini, Denise Albano, Lloyd Haraguchi, Margarita Hopkins and Yukio Kitagawa ....
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Governor Requests Disaster Declaration of Pahoa Lava Flow
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 3203 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Emergency protective measures undertaken by Hawaii County include the repair, restoration, and re-establishment of alternate routes in and out of affected communities....

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Friday, October 24, 2014
DLNR Approves Community Management of Haena Fishpond
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 4270 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Near Unanimous Support from Haena Community Results In Historic Decision....

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
S&P Downgrades Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 3812 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...state tax revenues underperformed what the state's Council on Revenues had forecast for fiscal 2014 (although, in our view, not by as much as officially reported)....

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
UPDATE: Hurricane Ana Takes Aim at Kauai
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 8485 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Warning in effect as Ana takes aim at South Shores of Kauai and Island of Niihau ....

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Budget: Does Hawaii Have a Boom, or a Bust?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:09 PM :: 3972 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

“...a number of serious hard decisions need to be made financially for our state budget.”

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ana: Big Island Schools Closed Friday, Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 4111 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

Tropical Storm Ana is expected to strengthen over the next 12 hours, forcing the closure of all Hawaii Island public schools on Friday....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Hawaii ERS Sticks With Troubled Bond Fund as Others Flee
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 PM :: 3834 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Billionaire 'Bond King,' Erotic Sneezing Enthusiast, Quits Job Just Ahead Of Firing....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:34 AM :: 4722 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state is “headed into a situation where there is anticipated fiscal year imbalance” because spending is outpacing revenue....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Forum: Will Hawaii's State Government Go Bust in 2016?
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 4543 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
Unfunded liabilities, downsized revenue projections & soaring project costs... Do these spell financial disaster for Hawaii's State government?
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
ERP-SURF Integrates Core Hawaii Government Functions
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4163 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the SURF program will integrate core, back office functions including human resources, finance, payroll, acquisition, and more, into a single system....

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ethics: Contractors Give Free Golf to Dozens of State Employees
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 5720 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...Some of the Settling Employees appeared to have accepted free golf on numerous occasions over a period of years....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Hawaii Department of Human Services Released from Federal Injunction
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3441 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...a February 2011 class action lawsuit for failure to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits within timeframes outlined by federal law....

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Class Action Suit Seeks Treatment for Autistic Children in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 5037 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...accusing the State of Hawai`i Department of Human Services of denying critically needed treatment for autistic children....

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Abercrombie Releases $335,600 to New Nonprofit Formed by Leader of Carpenter's Union
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 5208 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor
Question: Which one of these things is not like the others?
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