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Thursday, February 8, 2018
50-State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2018
By Tax Foundation @ 10:43 AM :: 6723 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 3 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Judicial Council Extends deadline for two vacancies on Hawaii State Ethics Commission
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 3102 Views :: Ethics

...Got Ethics?....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hawaii: Firearm Surrender Bill to be Heard, Trigger Modification Bill Passes Committee
By News Release @ 1:50 AM :: 4411 Views :: Second Amendment

...the House Committee on Public Safety will hear House Bill 2228, legislation that will drastically reduce the time period that prohibited persons have to surrender firearms....

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Ige Appoints Leonard Hoshijo to Head DLIR
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 4399 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
Electric Buses: Caldwell Helps Al Gore with Billion Dollar IPO
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 7561 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Tax Credits

...Proterra hopes to hype these buses into a billion dollar IPO to pay off Proterra investor Al Gore....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
OHA Trustees Confirm Order Requiring LLCs to Open Books
By News Release @ 8:03 PM :: 5961 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Although OHA has been the subject of a recent State audit, the independent audit will cover additional territory as it examines OHA's LLCs for potential fraud, waste and abuse....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Hawaii Ranks #4 for Millionaires per Capita
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 5951 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Study shows Democrats have become party of the rich ....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Audit Anger at OHA
By Video @ 7:01 PM :: 4389 Views :: Ethics, OHA

....What Are They So Mad About At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs?....

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
'Money Begins Disappearing' from Bikini Atoll Trust Fund
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 PM :: 6825 Views :: National News, Ethics

"...large sums being spent on things such as an airplane, two landing craft, an elaborate function in Hawaii, and cash payments to households on Ejit and Kili...."

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Ige Asks Legislators to 'Governmentize' Services
By Joe Kent @ 4:11 AM :: 5886 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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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Honolulu GOP Against Sanctuary State Bill
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:42 AM :: 6019 Views :: Law Enforcement, Republican Party

...The function of law enforcement is to enforce the duly enacted laws of our state and our nation. SB-2290 violates this function....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Traffic: Honolulu 19th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 4908 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu drivers spend 11% of drivetime in congestion....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for Chief Judge, Intermediate Court of Appeals
By News Release @ 11:33 AM :: 5069 Views :: Judiciary

...to fill the anticipated vacancy created by the retirement of Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura in March 2018....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
JSC Releases Nominees for First Circuit Court
By News Release @ 11:18 AM :: 4259 Views :: Judiciary

...judicial nominees for two vacancies in the District Court of the First Circuit (Island of Oahu)....

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Legislators Want CWS to Investigate All Homeschooling Families
By News Release @ 1:32 AM :: 9362 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Labor

...Last week, three bills were introduced by the Hawaii Legislature that would significantly restrict homeschool freedom: Senate Bills 2274 and 2323, and House Bill 2244....

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Monday, February 5, 2018
Pandering to Dem Base: Ige Signs Net Neutrality Executive Order
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 5015 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

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

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
After Winning Suit Against IRS, Maui TEA Party Dissolves
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 5545 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...The IRS intimidation definitely had a negative effect on our local group, squelching participation....

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
9th Circuit Causing Surge In Illegal Immigration, ICE Chief Says
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 5617 Views :: National News, Judiciary

...the court’s decisions have created a legal environment friendly to illegal aliens....

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Sunday, February 4, 2018
How Much Does a Crosswalk Cost?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3688 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
Decision Making on Anti-Gun Bills Deferred Until Next Week by Senate Committee on Public Safety
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 3555 Views :: Second Amendment

...On February 1st, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) heard Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hawaii Apprentice Hunting Legislation Passes Water and Land Committee
By News Release @ 1:19 PM :: 3949 Views :: Second Amendment

...On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land passed House Bill 1970 to establish an apprentice hunting license in Hawaii....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Assisted Suicide to be Fast-tracked?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 12:14 PM :: 5524 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Three suicide bills that were introduced this session by House members have been assigned to a JOINT committee hearing of the Health & Judiciary committees....

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Saturday, February 3, 2018
SB2136: Ige Administration Opposes OHA's $119M Cash Grab
By Andrew Walden @ 2:11 AM :: 9163 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
Ewa Beach Skate park improved through private-public partnership
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 4065 Views :: Honolulu County

...The work to improve this skate park began following a gift from the Association of Skateboarders in Hawaiʻi ....

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Friday, February 2, 2018
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Janus?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:17 PM :: 5429 Views :: First Amendment, Labor

...a decision by the court’s nine justices that state employees can't be required to pay union dues could lead to some interesting outcomes in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 2, 2018
American Samoa ID to be Rejected at Airports Starting Feb 5
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 6801 Views :: National News, Law Enforcement, Tourism

...American Samoa is not in compliance with the REAL ID Act and Federal agencies will not accept driver's licenses and identification cards from American Samoa as of February 5, 2018....

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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 :: 11020 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

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

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Friday, February 2, 2018
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Introduces Legislative Package
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 6210 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Bill to address Adams v. CDM court ruling (HB2201/SB2993)....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 6330 Views :: Jones Act

...the current carriers will in all probability avoid a “pricing war” and possible bankruptcy of one carrier....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
List: 66 Structurally Deficient Bridges in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 3927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Of the 1,135 bridges in the state, 66, or 5.8 percent, are classified as structurally deficient....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Lahaina Injection Wells: 9th Circuit Rules Against Maui County
By News Release @ 7:45 PM :: 6046 Views :: Maui County, Environment

...no surprise here....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Dental Health--Hawaii Ranks 15th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:28 PM :: 4109 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...25 key indicators of dental wellness....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Hawaii Tourism Industry Set New Record Totals in 2017
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 5496 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...$16.78 Billion in Visitor Spending; $1.96 Billion in Generated Tax Revenue; 9.38 Million Visitor Arrivals; 12.23 Million Air Seats Serving Hawai‘i; 204,000 Jobs Supported Statewide....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ige will not sign HCDA 30-Year Resale Restriction on Affordable Units
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 6134 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Cost of Living

...Gov. Ige has informed the Authority that he would be open to considering a 10-year restriction on re-sales....

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Shield Internet from Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 3:29 PM :: 4742 Views :: Jones Act

...It might be hard to believe, but Hawaii’s internet system (and, indeed, all U.S. internet cable systems) are highly dependent on not being subject to the protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act....

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