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Friday, March 05, 2010
Djou: Tam should resign and be prosecuted
By News Release @ 1:22 AM :: 5769 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Tam was cited today by the Ethics Commission for fraud in abusing his City expense account. 

In 2003, when he first entered the City Council, Tam was cited by the Ethics Commission for abusing his office by selling City permits.

In 2008, Djou led the fight to censure Tam for calling Hispanics “wetbacks.” 

Before entering the City Council, as a State Senator, Tam was sanctioned by the State Ethics Commission for using his official state offices for campaigning.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Mess Cleaned Up: After 10 years Hawaii public housing passes HUD inspection
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 4168 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – For the first time in 10 years, all 5,245 public housing units managed by the State of Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority (HPHA) have passed the rigorous physical inspection standards established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Rep Gene Ward: 15 job killers advancing in House
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 6158 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Representative Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai-Kalama Valley) pointed out 15 "Job Killer" bills in debate on the House Floor yesterday. The taxes and fees will draw up to $500 million from Hawaii's economy and potentially force more layoffs. At $30,000 per employee, $500 million removed from the economy is over 16,000 jobs.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Retaliation: Legislature votes to keep Lingle appointees from returning to civil service
By News Release @ 12:32 PM :: 3513 Views :: Energy, Environment

Pearl Imada Iboshi, the current Deputy Director for the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, was presented as an example of the kind of people that would be prohibited from returning to a civil service position for one year. She was appointed by Gov. Linda Lingle. But as soon as Lingle's term is over, Iboshi will automatically lose her position.

Imada served as the state's chief economist since 1995 and has been a member of the Council on Revenues since 1997. Her highest level of education is a doctorate in economics from the University of Hawaii. Ward described her as an archive of information.

"Because of HB 1868, she won't be able to return to be the state's chief economist when Lingle's term is over," Ward said. "For a year, we're all going to lose her institutional knowledge and expertise. And it'll all be because of a silly, partisan rule that goes against logic and the best interests of the public."

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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Koller: State’s “horse-and-buggy” system is labor-intensive, costly and slow
By News Release @ 11:39 AM :: 6193 Views :: Energy, Environment

With EPOD, in-person interviews would no longer be required, and customers could submit applications online or by phoning a new DHS call center. Customers could still fax or mail applications, if they prefer, and receive in-person help at community social service agencies, health facilities and remaining DHS offices across the Islands.

Before long, the demand for in-person contact with DHS would diminish significantly as residents realize they can receive benefits faster and without spending time in offices.

Other EPOD advantages include:

  • Reducing the complexity of work and risk of error or fraud;
  • Creating a highly efficient “production” type atmosphere;
  • Equalizing workloads among eligibility staff; and
  • Eliminating the “silo” approach that interferes with efficient teamwork to get the job done.
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Sunday, February 28, 2010
TEA Party movement celebrates first anniversary
By News Release @ 12:48 AM :: 7216 Views :: National News, Ethics

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
Djou, Aiona, Lingle joined by Karl Rove to rally 1000 at Hawaii Lincoln Day dinner
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 5951 Views :: National News, Ethics

Hawai'i traditionally hosts the largest Lincoln Day Dinner in the nation.  Attendees heard from Charles Djou, Candidate for Congress, Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and Governor Linda Lingle.  The keynote speaker was Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Senate Committees to hear Unemployment Tax Relief Bill Friday
By News Release @ 1:25 PM :: 3185 Views :: Energy, Environment

A hearing (Hearing Notice) before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and Labor Committee has been scheduled on HB 2169 HD2, the Unemployment Insurance Tax bill, for this Friday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol in Room 211. This is the last hearing on the bill and the final chance for you to submit testimony.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
House Finance Committee Advances 12 Tax Bills
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 4279 Views :: Energy, Environment

Honolulu, Hawaii. The House Committee on Finance this evening advanced major tax and revenue generation bills that propose to raise needed revenue for the state and to help balance the state budget as required by law.  The committee deferred bills that propose to raise the General Excise Tax and to raise income tax for higher-income individual taxpayers.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Statements: Abercrombie, Hanabusa back new Akaka Bill over Governor’s objections
By News Release @ 12:58 PM :: 5969 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

First Congressional District candidate Colleen Hanabusa praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for approving H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009.

Also Abercrombie floor speech, news release and media roundup of coverage on Akaka bill.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Abercrombie: Mufi personally threatening my donors (VIDEO)
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 7542 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Democratic candidate for governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie told KITV-TV that Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann is personally calling business owners to warn them against contributing money to Abercrombie’s campaign.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Doc Hastings: “Rewritten Akaka Bill strikes at the heart of the State of Hawaii’s authority”
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 5866 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

There’s nothing more troubling about the House voting on a fundamentally rewritten bill than the position made public by the Governor of Hawaii.  Something is very wrong when that Governor, a longtime vocal advocate of Native Hawaiian recognition, feels compelled to issue a statement last night, that she can’t support the rewritten bill.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Doc Hastings: Hawaii deserves to vote, not just Congress
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 4522 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Fifty-one years ago, 94.3 percent of Hawaiian residents voted to join the United States of America, surely this Congress owes the citizens of the State of Hawaii the ability to cast their vote on whether or not to create a new race-based governing body within their own state.  Hawaii voted to join the union as one unified state, if Congress is going to divide them, then the people of the State of Hawaii deserve to have their say.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
DeMint: “I will use all the tools available in the Senate to ensure that Akaka Bill does not become law”
By News Release @ 12:12 PM :: 5550 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"The House vote this evening is deeply disappointing.  We should stand together in opposition to racially divisive and discriminatory laws like this. The Native Hawaiian bill is unconstitutional and violates the national unity of E Pluribus Unum.  I will use all the tools available in the Senate to ensure that this bill does not become law."

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Analysis: Fundamental Changes in Final Text of Native Hawaiian Bill
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 5093 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
  • New, Undefined Sovereign Powers
  • Immunity from lawsuits
  • New Membership Criteria
  • Lack of Definitions
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Flag Pole bill hearing Wednesday 9:10AM
By News Release @ 10:25 AM :: 6693 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

A hearing for House Bill 2311, The Flag Bill, has been scheduled for this Wednesday, February 24 at 9:10 a.m.  

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
VIDEO: City takes funds from non-profits to seize land for Hauula fire station
By News Release @ 10:16 AM :: 4298 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

Should the Hauula Fire Station Relocation project siphon funds from the Community Development Block Grants to build this $10M project when those funds could go to help support Oahu’s struggling non-profits? Is this the right priority in today's economy?

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rewrite of Native Hawaiian Bill Contains Potential Gaming Loophole
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 5690 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Should the Native Hawaiian governing entity unlawfully establish a casino despite Section 10(a) of the rewritten bill, then Section 9(c)(3)(H) of the rewritten bill could prevent the State of Hawaii from going to court to shut-down the illegal gaming operation....

This potential loophole is not an invented fantasy.  Over the years, there have been Indian casinos operating without state-approved compacts and in violation of state law.  If Congress passes the rewritten bill with this loophole, then the only authority that the State of Hawaii and its citizens could have to rely on to stop the illegal operation would be the federal government, which has been lax in acting on such matters.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Finance Committee to hear Gambling Bill Wednesday
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 5118 Views :: Energy, Environment

The bill to establish a gaming commission to oversee casino gaming is moving this legislative session. If passed, the bill (HB 2251 HD1) would allow the gaming commission to issue one 5-year license to a casino gaming operation in a county with a population of more than 500,000. The bill also creates a wagering tax on casino gaming. (HB2251 HD1 - click to read bill)

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Civil Rights Commissioners, GOP House leadership debunk Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 4925 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The Court held that the Congress cannot create an Indian tribe where one does not exist, but can rather, only recognize groups who have long operated as a tribe with a preexisting political structure . . .

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Monday, February 22, 2010
FULL TEXT: Fourth version of Akaka Bill unveiled--US House may vote tomorrow
By News Release @ 12:30 PM :: 5440 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even though the House Rules Committee will take up this bill tonight at 5 pm and the full House may vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow, Natural Resources Committee Republicans are believed to be the only entity providing the public with the new legislative language as it is currently unavailable on the majority’s House Rules Committee website and Natural Resources Committee website.

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Bennett: State still has strong objections to new Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 11:47 AM :: 5893 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Bennett said the state's concerns about the Obama administration's language have been addressed by the parties.  However, he said, the state still has strong objections to clauses in the new draft that could give immunity from state law to the entity, its employees and officers while they are conducting government activity.”

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Monday, February 22, 2010
Lingle to link State, Federal rail finance analysis -- “One set of numbers”
By News Release @ 2:02 AM :: 5744 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I let the Secretary know that we would be doing a separate, independent financial analysis of the plan for the rail, and I suggested to him that we take our financial analysis and the one that they will have done – that the government requires at the federal level – and share that information so we’re all working from the same set of numbers. They agreed that it’s important for the public to have really one set of numbers that they’re looking at. So when people want to judge whether it can be afforded over the long term or not, at least we're talking about the same numbers. I think that was very, very important today,” the Governor said.

(No mention of Monday's Akaka Bill hearing in this news release.  A sign of gubernatorial displeasure with the latest version?)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010
VIDEO: Flagpole bill had 17 votes for recall
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 6388 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Three votes were not counted by the Chief Clerk- Representatives Tom Brower, Marilyn Lee, and Maile Shimabukuro.

Had these three votes been accurately counted and made inclusive with the fourteen votes that were counted, the total would have been seventeen votes.

Seventeen votes in the affirmative is what was needed to recall HB2311 from committee.

See the hands raised in the video . . .

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Friday, February 19, 2010
FULL TEXT: Latest version of Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 6787 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After House and Senate Committees approved two different versions of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (Akaka bill) last December, House Democrats have now released another rewritten version of this bill.  The House is expected to vote on the latest altered text next week.

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Friday, February 19, 2010
After voting for Stimulus, Abercrombie admits false claims “make people sick of politicians”
By News Release @ 10:28 AM :: 6070 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Abercrombie admits the “15,000 jobs” created by stimulus in Hawaii claim comes from “a template going out all across the country” and explains:  "This kind of stuff is dysfunctional.  It further demoralizes the population.  It makes people sick of politicians.”   (Then why’d you vote for it Neil?)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Unemployment tax relief passes House
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 5277 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU, HAWAII - The state House of Representatives today passed on third reading a bill that would set new employer contribution rates for unemployment insurance. Unless legislation is passed, the rates will soar in the coming year due to the poor economy and high unemployment negatively impacting Hawaii’s businesses.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Legislature refuses to vote on flag pole bill
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 5492 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

17 votes were needed. 

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
PEW: Hawaii “has failed to sock away any assets” to cover pension liabilities
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 5975 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

As of fiscal year 2007, Hawaii—like 19 other states—had failed to sock away any assets to cover this long-term bill coming due. Relative to the size of its payroll and population, it has one of the greatest burdens—$10.8 billion—of any state in the country.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
House Expected to Vote Next Week on ANOTHER secret version of Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 12:51 PM :: 6315 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Once again the Democrat majority is writing bills behind closed doors without any contribution or consideration from the minority.  When the Native Hawaiian bill passed out of the Natural Resources Committee in December, it was clear there was more work to be done before the bill was brought before the full House and I asked that everyone have the opportunity to thoroughly review and comment on any changes—obviously that request hasn’t been met when the House is expected to be voting in a few days and we don’t even have a copy of the rewritten bill."

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Blocked by Cabanilla: Flagpole Bill to be Called to House Floor Thursday
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 6072 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

During Thursday's legislative session, February 16, H.B. 2311 will be recalled to the House Floor. The move will require 17 votes to recall it to the House Floor and 26 votes to keep it alive.  

"We are asking all veterans and patriots to call their state representatives and join us on Thursday at the State Capitol to show their support for this important legislation."  Rep. Pine stated.

Similar homeowner's association rules that hinder flag displays are being challenged across the country.  In 2009, one Virginia association gained nationwide attention when it ordered Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, a 90-year-old recipient of the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor, to remove the flagpole from his home.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Utah Legislature to EPA: “cease carbon dioxide reduction policies”
By News Release @ 12:42 AM :: 4187 Views :: National News, Ethics

WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people do not have adequate food and clean water; and

WHEREAS, global governance related to global warming and reduction of CO2 would ultimately lock billions of human beings into long-term poverty:

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Friday, February 12, 2010
Malulani Hospital offers Maui an alternative to MMMC’s “downward trajectory”
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 9092 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

Malulani Foundation offers solutions to the very serious problems faced by HHSC and MMMC. Our community can start fresh, with a new hospital and a new vision for healthcare on Maui.

Dr. Ron Kwon started the process for the original Malulani Group to bring a new hospital to Maui and was not successful. Dr. Kwon was very disappointed, left the island and is now affiliated with a major hospital in Boston.

The goal of Malulani Foundation is to bring a private, full service, state of art, 450 bed teaching hospital to Maui which will provide further needed diversity for economy to Maui and a source of jobs for our Maui people.

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Friday, February 12, 2010
Laupahoehoe Liberation: Rural school targeted for closure votes for charter conversion
By News Release @ 3:24 PM :: 7847 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Laupahoehoe has voted to convert Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School (LHES) to a public charter school. League of Women Voters’ past president Sue Irvine and volunteers Margaret Drake, Marianna Scheffer were kept busy all day collecting secret ballots from parents and staff of LHES. One hundred forty five out of 180 voters cast their ballots in favor of charter conversion.  Only 35 opposed.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hawaii sells $721.6M general obligation bonds
By News Release @ 7:11 PM :: 3721 Views :: Energy, Environment

Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service and Fitch Ratings affirmed the State’s bond ratings of Aa2, AA and AA, respectively.  Standard and Poor’s Ratings Service cited one of the State’s credit strengths as, “the governor’s willingness to implement aggressive solutions to balance the fiscal 2010-2011 biennial budget given lower general fund tax revenue forecasts.”

(Good thing these got sold before S&P finds out about the Legislature.)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hawaii Recycle First Coalition debunks plastic bag ban
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 7997 Views :: Energy, Environment

We share the goal of the Rise Above Plastics coalition to make Hawaii a litter free place.  However, we believe efforts to promote recycling and educate people about litter prevention are much more effective means to reduce waste and protect our environment.  No litter, including plastic, belongs in the ocean.  Plastics belong in the recycling bin—not targeted for bans or taxes.  Protecting our shore lines and eliminating ocean litter has no geographic or political boundaries, so solutions must involve international partnerships and be global in scope.  We can do our part by enforcing litter laws, encouraging and promoting recycling programs and remembering to reuse our own shopping bags regardless of their material type.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Ginoza, Browning: Governor announces new judicial nominations
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 6462 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today nominated Lisa M. Ginoza to serve as an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals and Robert Mark Browning as a Circuit Court judge of the First Circuit (O‘ahu).  Their appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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Monday, February 08, 2010
Senate bill would force Governor to spend money State does not have
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 4367 Views :: Energy, Environment

Budget Director Georgina Kawamura, who submitted testimony stated that limiting the authority of the Governor and Executive Branch could adversely impact the State’s bond rating. The Governor’s authority to reduce expenditures has been cited by all three bond rating agencies as one of the State’s credit strengths and a determining factor in maintaining Hawai‘i’s favorable bond ratings. 

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Monday, February 08, 2010
Military version of Superferry may come to Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 4981 Views :: Energy, Environment

HSV-1

Your beloved editor urges all Hawaii residents to send comments to the Army asking that they give due consideration to the possibility of stationing three JHSVs at Nawiliwili Harbor instead of Pearl—or better yet, put all 12 there.  Kahului could also be considered as a back up. 

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Monday, February 08, 2010
Child Molester’s friend, Rep. Cabanilla blocks flagpole bill
By News Release @ 1:58 PM :: 6628 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

State Representative, Rida Cabanilla, 42nd (Ewa, Waipahu), deferred a bill that would have allowed veterans and community members to commemorate loved ones by displaying  American or state flags on  their homes. 

House Bill 2311 was introduced by State Rep. Kymberly Pine, 43rd (Ewa Beach, Pu`uloa, Iroquois Point), in response to concerns from Iraq veteran and Retired MSgt, Harold Alejandro.  He faced barriers in the homeowner's association rules when he tried to install a flagpole for an American flag display on his home. 

“We are deeply saddened that this bill did not pass, it would have allowed this humble veteran a small gesture to keeping the memory and sacrifice alive of two fallen heroes whom I had the privilege to serve alongside," explained Alejandro.

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Monday, February 08, 2010
NRCC: Djou “building a winning campaign”
By News Release @ 1:38 PM :: 6705 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Charles Djou has proven leadership abilities during his service in the Hawaii State House, the Honolulu City Council, and as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. The three biggest industries in the First District are tourism, defense and construction and Djou has experience in all three – serves Waikiki (tourism center) in the City Council, serves in the U.S. Army Reserves and was General Counsel at a Hawaii construction company.  He looks forward to continuing to advocate fiscal responsibility and ethics reform when he gets to Washington, as he has never voted for a tax increase and led the fight against corruption in Hawaii.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010
Save $21M per year: Gov Lingle calls for action on collective bargaining bills
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 3225 Views :: Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Proposals that would save the State up to $21 million each year and correct flaws in the collective bargaining system are pending legislative action.  Governor Linda Lingle is urging the Legislature to promptly schedule hearings on these measures before the upcoming internal legislative deadline of February 12.

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Friday, February 05, 2010
Gambling bills to be heard by House Committee Tuesday
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 4373 Views :: Energy, Environment

HB 2759 would allow gaming on Hawaiian homelands.  HB 146 proposes an amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to permit gambling in our island state.  The House Judiciary committee has scheduled a hearing on these bills for Tuesday, February 9, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. in conference room 325.

We are asking you to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and your own Representative to tell them that you don't want gambling in Hawaii. 

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Friday, February 05, 2010
Iraq War veteran launches HD 28 campaign in Chinatown
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 6322 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

David Chang is a graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy. He was selected as an East-West Center Fellow and holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a Masters in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently serves in the Hawai'i Army National Guard as an Intelligence Officer. 

David is currently the CEO/President of WealthBridge Inc., a wealth management firm specializing in financial planning and business consulting. He is also the founder of PowerH2O, a premium bottled water company, and The Cabinet and Stone Factory, a remodeling and construction firm. 

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Friday, February 05, 2010
Full Text: Moody’s outlook for Hawaii shifts to “negative”
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 5872 Views :: Energy, Environment

What would change the rating up?

  • Rebuilding and maintenance of strong reserve levels.
  • Broader economic diversification, sustained job growth, and reduced vulnerability to the tourism industry.
  • Maintenance of structural budget balance.
  • Annual funding of pension and OPEB annual required contributions.

What would change the rating down?

  • Economic weakening leading to employment erosion.
  • Further deterioration of revenue trends leading to budget imbalance, liquidity pressure, and narrowing of financial position.
  • Increased use of non-recurring solutions to balance budget.
  • Failure to adopt a plan to cover expenditures once federal stimulus monies are no longer available
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Thursday, February 04, 2010
Senate Committee considering Fiscal Stabilization Fund
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 3193 Views :: Energy, Environment

“The purpose of these two proposals is not to change the concept or use of the State’s Rainy Day Fund, but to ensure a steady source of revenue is available to build the fund balance for future emergencies,” said Linda Smith, senior policy advisor, in written testimony.  “We believe a constitutional amendment is the only way to safeguard against expending year-end general fund balances that in good years need to be saved rather than spent on new programs and services.”

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Thursday, February 04, 2010
Unemployment Insurance Tax: HB2169 to be heard Friday
By News Release @ 2:16 PM :: 3236 Views :: Energy, Environment

Although the current draft provides some tax assistance, the Chamber believes it does not go far enough to help reduce the "tax shock" and safeguard the statewide unemployment rate.  Therefore, we are asking the committee to amend the bill.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Taxed Enough Already? TEA Party rallies February 27
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 6056 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

FreedomWorks is supporting grassroots Americans in an effort to re-ignite the protests against big government in 2010. The first national day of protests will be this Feb. 27th in cities across the country. If you have not heard about a protest in your community, please connect with others and organize one.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Small Business Caucus pushes job creation bills
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 4828 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The 2010 package is designed to improve the economy and reduce the state's over 7 percent unemployment by helping local small businesses operate and survive in Hawaii.  Included are solutions that help companies obtain permits and retain their workforce.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010
PHOTOS: Kubo for Judge Rally -- UPDATE: Senate confirms 24-1
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 8387 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

 

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RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT