HANABUSA’S EXPENSIVE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY
HONOLULU— Colleen Hanabusa’s new ad has her touting the importance of “passing legislation that best serves the interests of the people of the state of Hawaii.” Hanabusa’s record as State Senate President shows just whose interests she’s serving.
Hanabusa voted in support of a 36 percent pay increase for the Hawaii State Legislature the same year Hawaii faced an $869 million budget deficit. In 2009, Hanabusa was a major proponent of raising the general excise tax on Hawaii’s businesses. In 2009, she also voted to raise the income tax, transient tax, barrel tax, highway tax and fees and retail sales tax to name a few, all while voting in favor of more government spending.
With Hanabusa, what you see is what you get. And it’s pretty expensive.