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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Supplements to $4.9B CIP Budget Pass House Finance
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 132 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Projects total $4.9 billion for fiscal years 2020 and 2021....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Coronavirus recession' could put Hawaii in $3.8 billion hole by 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 308 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Reckless state spending is exhausting our emergency reserves....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Before the Crash: Dillingham Aviator's Last Letter to Airports Division
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 720 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

...Experienced aviators Rick Rogers and Bill Enoka have been identified as the two killed at Dillingham Airfield Saturday, February 22, 2020, when their Cessna crashed on takeoff.  Captain Rogers forwarded this letter to media outlets Wednesday, February 19, 2020.... 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
100% Fail: Legislators Propose 63 Special Funds, None Meet Criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:24 AM :: 445 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...We reviewed 99 House and Senate bills proposing 63 special and revolving funds during the 2020 legislative session. None satisfied the criteria....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Felony Pension Forfeiture Moves to 3rd Reading in House (again)
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 421 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... will Sen Taniguchi block this bill as he did last session? ....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
House Approves Budget--Without $65M for Mauna Kea Protests
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 452 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, OHA

...House cuts funding for TMT enforcement from state budget—Ige Wanted $65M to Not Enforce Law on Mauna Kea....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tailspin! How to defuse Hawaii's $88 billion debt bomb
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:23 PM :: 1027 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the state is staring at a looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion over the next 30 years....

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Video: Why we need an airport corporation, in 61 Seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:51 PM :: 471 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...Will 2020 be the year of an Hawaii Airport Corporation?....

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
No State Gets Less Federal Aid Than Hawaii
By Tax Foundation @ 8:13 PM :: 610 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Federal aid is allocated to states for a variety of purposes, primarily to supplement state funding for programs or projects deemed to be of national interest, such as Medicaid payments, education funding assistance, infrastructure assistance, and more....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
HB1153: Remote Testimony for Legislature?
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 364 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

...establishing a remote legislative access program that would allow individuals to present oral testimony at legislative committee hearings....

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
HDoT Sends Eviction Notices to Dillingham Airfield Tenants
By News Release @ 4:23 PM :: 595 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military, Small Business

...Dillingham Airfield Can be Better off Without Airports Division....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Senate Confirms DHHL Nominees, Sends 9 Bills to House
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 513 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii State Senate today confirmed William J. Aila to be Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission, Department of Hawaiian Homelands and Tyler I. Gomes to be Deputy....

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Monday, February 10, 2020
Legislative Session Week Three in Review
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:24 PM :: 387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...from the Honolulu Republican Party....

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
Wacky Season at Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:43 PM :: 651 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...nanny-state proposals, unconstitutional overreach bills and social engineering schemes....

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Friday, February 07, 2020
Caught in Lie, Airports Division Admits it is Trying to Dump Dillingham Airfield
By News Release @ 1:26 AM :: 1085 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

...the U.S. Army got unexpected news from the DOT on Jan. 23....

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Video: Solving Hawaii's Fiscal Crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:31 AM :: 468 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...how Hawaii can avoid its looming major debt crisis, projected at the moment to total $88 billion the next 30 years....

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Monday, February 03, 2020
Week 2 at the Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:06 AM :: 482 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... from the Honolulu Republican Party ....

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Sunday, February 02, 2020
Why Do Lawmakers Want More Special Funds?
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:43 PM :: 574 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...there is a plethora of requests for “special funds” in the 2020 Legislature....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii: Fiscal Architecture Approach
By UHERO @ 1:49 AM :: 553 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a case for the Hawaii community to focus on “the future fiscal capacity of Hawaii state and local governments.”....

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Monday, January 27, 2020
This Week's Legislative Hearings
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 459 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... List of present and future hearings ....

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Sunday, January 26, 2020
Auditor: CIP Management Gets Even Worse
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:48 AM :: 681 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

...The State’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget for FY2019 was $2.02 billion....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
State of the State: Right diagnosis, wrong prescription
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 789 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...What ails Hawaii is too much government and too much spending. The last thing we need is more of the same....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
Week One: 4,161 Bills and Resolutions Introduced in Legislature
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:50 PM :: 629 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...4,161 bills and resolutions (including carry-overs from 2019) have been recorded as of January 20, 2020....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Senate Updates Sexual Harassment Policy
By News Release @ 8:44 PM :: 543 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...the Hawaii State Senate’s new Anti-Harassment Policy....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Full Text: State of the State Address
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 478 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Cost of Living

...the elephant in the room—the cost of living—got a little larger and harder to deal with each year....

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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Auditor: DBEDT Hides $6.5M from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:53 PM :: 617 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...DBEDT had non-general funds with balances totaling $5.75 million and administratively created non-general funds with balances totaling more than $750,000 that were not reported to the 2019 Legislature as required by HRS....

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Sunday, January 19, 2020
DoTax: State Tax Collections up $380M
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 566 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...In FY 2019, total State tax collections were $8.28 billion, a 4.8% increase from FY 2018 which were $7.9 billion....

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Friday, January 17, 2020
Ige's philosophy: Spend, spend, spend
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 606 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...Ige plans to “boost” the construction industry by increasing the number of public works projects....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Ige, Legislators Announce "Joint Economic Package"
By News Release @ 8:04 PM :: 1024 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

"...legislative package of bills to reduce income inequality...."

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Sunday, January 12, 2020
Common Cause Announces Legislative Agenda for 2020
By News Release @ 10:33 PM :: 672 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Common Cause Hawaii will be holding a meeting about the 2020 Hawaii State Legislative Session on Saturday, January 25....

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Friday, January 10, 2020
State spending cap is useless
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:19 PM :: 625 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...When you’ve dug an $88 billion hole, you need to stop digging....

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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Governor's budget exceeds spending cap — again
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:34 PM :: 641 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges the Legislature to rein in spending and taxes....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Lawsuit: Hawaii AG David Louie Conspired with Money-Grubbing Trial Lawyers to Gin up $8B Case 
By Andrew Walden @ 6:06 PM :: 1448 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

... The lawsuit could have far broader implications for the AG’s office given the large number of national cases the Hawaii AG’s office involves itself in.  How many of those cases are driven by the profit interest of private law firms? ....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Issues for 2020: Out with the Old and In with the New?
By Video @ 3:07 AM :: 751 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Will we see the same issues arise in 2020 or will there be new ones?....

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Legislature Accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 659 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The deadline to submit grant applications is 4:30 p.m. January 17, 2020....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Will 2020 be the year of an Hawaii Airport Corporation?
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 1283 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...After failing in the Legislature four times, maybe the fifth time will be the charm....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Feds: State Historic Preservation Division now only Medium Risk
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1536 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...NPS, which administers federal funds to SHPD, designated SHPD a high-risk recipient in 2009....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Kalapama Container Terminal Enters Phase 2
By News Release @ 10:17 AM :: 1071 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
State Supreme Court to Hear Gut n Replace Appeal
By Tom Yamachika @ 11:12 PM :: 822 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The Supreme Court of Hawaii will take over the Common Cause / League of Women Voters' gut-n-replace appeal. The transfer order was filed today....

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Grassroot: Ige’s fiscal 2021 budget ‘unsustainable’ 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:45 PM :: 765 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige’s proposed $15 billion budget for fiscal 2021 is headed toward a fiscal cliff because it would draw on the state’s financial reserves, leaving the state unprepared to deal with a recession....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Ige Unveils Supplemental Budget--Massive Spending Hike
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 1068 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...tax hikes coming....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
​'Gut and replace' has got to go
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:23 PM :: 999 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...the name game is at the heart of the Legislature’s practice of “gut and replace"....

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Friday, December 13, 2019
Legislature's "Gut-And-Replace" Procedure Violates Hawaii Constitution Three Readings Requirement
By Robert Thomas @ 3:55 AM :: 883 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Here's the motion we filed today....

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Hawaii Credit Rating Upgraded to Highest Level Ever
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 981 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Fitch Ratings upgraded the state’s general obligation bond rating from AA to AA+ ....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hawaii Owed $17M due to COFA Undercount?
By News Release @ 10:14 AM :: 751 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government

...Census error in Hawaii to result in $12M compact funding loss for Guam....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Ige Appoints Craig Hirai Director of Budget and Finance
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 841 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Hirai has served as executive director of the Hawai‘i Housing Finance & Development Corporation (HHFDC), State of Hawai‘i since 2013....

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Sunday, December 01, 2019
TANF: $281M Federal Money We Haven’t Spent
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1008 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...our state is underutilizing this money on a consistent, year-to-year basis....

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Barbers Point Air Museum: A Tale of an Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1658 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Military

...“Where are they going to dispose of the planes, at Waimanalo Gulch?”....

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Board of Taxation Review Seeks Volunteers
By News Release @ 12:26 AM :: 831 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
...There are currently three vacancies on the O‘ahu board, five vacancies on the Kaua‘i board, and one each on Maui and Hawai‘i Island....
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Auditor: AG Special Funds 'Do not meet Criteria'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:32 PM :: 978 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...We also noted that AG did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....   

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