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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Lingle: BoE/DoE delays keeping children out of classroom
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 2349 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Governor’s plan to use $50 million from the Rainy Day Fund to re-open schools for all but three of the remaining furlough days this semester and next school year has been stalled by the unwillingness of the BOE and DOE to agree to present the plan to the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association (HSTA).  Despite a number of meetings and communications between the Lingle-Aiona Administration and the BOE and DOE to answer their questions and provide detailed financial information on how the $50 million would sufficiently allow schools to operate on furlough days, the BOE and DOE have refused to allow the plan to move forward.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Hawaii Family Forum urges continued voter registration effort
By News Release @ 1:13 PM :: 4373 Views :: Energy, Environment

We ask you to stay vigilant.  Check our website www.HawaiiFamilyForum.org on a regular basis for updates. Our efforts on the iVOTE campaign are continuing . . . .

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Friday, January 29, 2010
“Hold” placed on Akaka Bill in Senate could effectively prevent passage
By News Release @ 1:28 PM :: 5318 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina agrees with many of us here in Hawaii: A bill that will have serious consequences for all of us in Hawaii, and which has been radically changed recently, should not be acted upon by the U.S. Senate until Senators can hear the results of public hearings on the current version of the bill here in Hawaii.

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Friday, January 29, 2010
RNC Meeting: Steele Comes to Honolulu with Proof of Principle
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 AM :: 5446 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The AP headline is “Republican gathering in Waikiki comes at a time of internal strife” — but the Republican National Committee is meeting in Honolulu January 27-30 in a world suddenly reshaped by Scott Brown’s paradigm-shattering victory in Massachusetts. AP’s headline writer can only dream.

For RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Brown’s victory couldn’t have come at a better time. Steele’s mission is to expand the reach of the Republican Party into districts and states generally considered Democrat strongholds. This is the opposite of the strategy of energizing the base which gave George W. Bush an exquisitely narrow victory in 2000 and a 2.4% margin of victory in 2004 — an election year which Ann Coulter and others have argued should have seen a Bush landslide.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Hanauma Dec 29: Did Mufi threaten retaliation against Obama?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:40 PM :: 9482 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

A disturbing story is emerging which suggests that Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann threatened to remove city workers from Hanauma Nature Preserve when the Secret Service told him he could not join the Obama family snorkeling there during the Obamas’ vacation December 29. 

It is one thing for Mufi to stalk Obama at public events—that’s just politics as usual.  But it is another to threaten retaliation against the President and threaten non-cooperation with the President’s security detail. 

What has been publicly revealed to date?

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Senate Committee Hearing: OHA to be audited?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 3978 Views :: Energy, Environment

SB 2500 requesting a financial and management audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be heard Friday, January 29, at 2:45 p.m. in Room 229 by the Water Land and Hawaiian Affairs committee

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
A Speech Only Washington Could Love
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:37 PM :: 2740 Views :: National News, Ethics

The more things change, the more things stay the same. A little over a year ago, President Barack Obama came to office expecting to pass a "big bang" of policy changes all in the first year: health care, cap-and-trade, and banking regulation. With the big-bang strategy officially a failure, President Obama's State of the Union address last night desperately tried to keep all of these legislative efforts alive while also acknowledging that the country has firmly rejected his policy agenda.  The result was an incoherent mess....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Full Text: Republican response to State of the Union
By News Release @ 9:57 PM :: 2878 Views :: National News, Ethics

Wordle of Republican response to State of the Union

A ‘wordie’ showing the terms showing up most frequently in the Republican response.  Government, Americans, and opportunity are front and center.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Full Text: President Obama’s State of the Union Address
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 2667 Views :: National News, Ethics

Wordle of Barack Obama's State of the Union address

A ‘wordie’ showing the terms showing up most frequently in Obama’s speech.  Number 1? -- “Will” -- He still thinks he is Nietche’s ubermensch.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Complete List: Lingle–Aiona legislative initiatives
By News Release @ 9:33 PM :: 3075 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Lingle-Aiona Administration has submitted a comprehensive package of 110 bills and 29 resolutions to the Hawai‘i State Legislature.  The following list includes brief descriptions of each proposed measure.  The list also includes programs that do not require legislative approval that the Administration is implementing. 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Aiona proposes Hawaii Sports Commission to boost athletics, tourism
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 3129 Views :: Energy, Environment

“This measure will allow our State to proactively secure both large and small sporting events throughout Hawai‘i that will help to strengthen our economy and make Hawai‘i a leader among the world’s sports destinations,” Lt. Governor Aiona said. “Hawai‘i is the home of the Pro Bowl. Over time, the game has become a tradition and our residents should not grow accustomed to seeing it played away from Aloha Stadium.”

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Kaauwai backs placing DoE under control of next Governor: Union bosses against accountability
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:37 PM :: 2750 Views :: Energy, Environment

The problem is not our students or its teachers.  The problems lie in the political power structure within the State of Hawai'i.  Democrats, who are well known to be controlled by union money, have remained unwilling to create solutions.  Any proposed changes to an unaccountable system would mean certain electoral losses which is why our children and Hawai`i's families remain political pawns to the unions' games.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Hawaii Family Forum: Gay civil unions vote is close
By News Release @ 10:48 AM :: 2612 Views :: Energy, Environment

 action is focused on the House which has to agree or disagree to the amendments made by the Senate. If they agree, then all House members will need to vote to approve. If the House disagrees to the amendment, it will then be given to a Conference Committee which will consist of members from BOTH the House and Senate.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Spending Freeze: Obama “beginning to acknowledge reality”
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:31 AM :: 2502 Views :: National News, Ethics

Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to propose a "freeze" on government spending. Obama's spending "freeze" will only last three years, will not start until 2011, will only apply to a $447 billion slice of the federal government's $3.5 trillion budget, and will not apply to any of the unspent $862 billion stimulus plan, his health care plan or the House of Representatives' additional $156 billion stimulus plan. Despite all the loopholes, time limits and procrastination, the President should still be commended for beginning to acknowledge reality. And as a new report issued yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows, the reality is this: the U.S. government has an insatiable spending problem.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Heritage: The State of our Union
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:43 AM :: 2782 Views :: National News, Ethics

You must recognize, Mr. President, that the State of the Union is not good. You need a new approach and fresh domestic and foreign policies. The caps on spending which reports last night said you were considering are but an exceedingly modest first step, and the devil is in the details. The caps will do virtually nothing to improve the nation’s fiscal health unless you tackle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Shifting tactics and stoking populism will be both cynical and condescending to the voters, who will see through this strategy. Mr. President, it’s the policies you need to change, not the spin.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Panos Prevodouros will run for Honolulu mayor
By News Release @ 2:43 AM :: 2930 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

I am pleased to inform you that today, on the Rick Hamada show, I announced my intent to become a candidate for mayor of the City and County of Honolulu when the office becomes vacant.

As you know, the regular election for mayor is not until 2012 but Mufi Hannemann has declared an interest in the race for Governor. However, unlike U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie who declared his intent to resign, Mayor Hannemann has not declared any such intent, thus today I am simply saying that if he resigns then I will run for mayor.

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Monday, January 25, 2010
Chamber of Commerce: House Bill before Committee Tuesday not enough to reduce Unemployment "tax shock"
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 2864 Views :: Energy, Environment

A hearing has been scheduled on two unemployment insurance bills for this Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 a.m. at the State Capitol in Room 309. Chair Rhoads did not put the Chamber’s bill on the agenda, only his and Vice Chair’s Kyle Yamashita’s bill because he probably prefers to use one of these as a vehicle.   

Although the bills provide some tax relief, the Chamber believes they do not provide enough assistance to help reduce the "tax shock" and safeguard the statewide unemployment rate.  Therefore, we are asking the committees to amend the bills. 

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Monday, January 25, 2010
State of the State: Make DoE a cabinet department; fund STEM, robotics
By News Release @ 2:46 PM :: 2869 Views :: Energy, Environment

GOVERNOR LINGLE PROPOSES STRUCTURAL REFORM OF PUBLIC EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM GOVERNANCE

GOVERNOR LINGLE AUTHORIZES $2.8 MILLION IN FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDS TO ENHANCE ROBOTICS EDUCATION IN HAWAI‘I SCHOOLS

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Monday, January 25, 2010
State of the State: Proposals to cut unemployment taxes, create jobs
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 3608 Views :: Energy, Environment

GOVERNOR LINGLE INTRODUCES PROPOSAL TO SAVE BUSINESSES $497 MILLION IN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE TAXES

GOVERNOR LINGLE PROPOSES HAWAI‘I CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT BONDS

GOVERNOR LINGLE ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO CREATE JOBS, GET RESIDENTS BACK TO WORK

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Monday, January 25, 2010
Lingle: Divert 5% to create “fiscal stabilization fund”
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 2206 Views :: Energy, Environment

Governor Linda Lingle announced in her State of the State Address she will propose a constitutional amendment to rename and revise the State’s Rainy Day Fund to create a Fiscal Stabilization Fund.  This fund will shield Hawai‘i in future years from the need to raise taxes during periods when the economy is contracting and citizens can least afford to pay more.

The Fiscal Stabilization Fund will ensure that in years when tax revenues are growing, 5 percent of the general fund’s end of year balance will be placed in the Stabilization Fund prior to granting the currently mandated refund to taxpayers.

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Monday, January 25, 2010
State of the State Address: Full Text
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 2:25 PM :: 3604 Views :: Energy, Environment

Full Text of Governor Lingle's 8th State of the State address -- delivered to joint session of Hawaii Legislature 10 AM Monday January 25, 2010.  Title: "Reaffirmation and Rededication".

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Friday, January 22, 2010
Gay Civil Unions Bill passes Senate: Hawaii Family Forum re-focuses on House
By News Release @ 9:47 PM :: 5279 Views :: Energy, Environment

Action will now be focused on the House which has to agree to the amendments made by the Senate. If they agree, then all House members will need to vote to approve. If the House disagrees to the amendment, it will then be given to a Conference Committee made up of members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

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Friday, January 22, 2010
5-4: Supreme Court rejects FEC bans of books, movies critical of candidates
By Selected News Articles @ 8:05 PM :: 4405 Views :: National News, Ethics

Mercy! Books Burning. by Catherine Jamieson.

A decision characterized by Democrats as opening the door to “corporate” funding of election campaigns stems from a 2007 Decision by the Federal Election Commission to ban advertising and promotion of “Hillary the Movie” because it referenced a candidate for federal office.   

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Friday, January 22, 2010
Star-Bulletin/KITV gubernatorial, congressional polls larded with 210% more Democrats
By Andrew Walden @ 2:53 PM :: 6472 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The poll included 486 “likely Democratic primary voters”—61% of the 800 registered voters sampled.  This is 210% of the 29% of registered voters who participated in the 2008 Hawaii Democrat primary ....

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Friday, January 22, 2010
Conservatives Deserve a Voice Toward Real Health Reform
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:36 PM :: 2490 Views :: National News, Ethics

Tuesday's election in Massachusetts sent shockwaves across Capitol Hill as voters rejected the idea that the only true course for health reform was to raise taxes, raise spending, raise premiums and put the federal government in charge of yet another unpaid-for entitlement crisis.  Campaigning as the 41st vote against Obamacare and the fiscally-irresponsible policies of the Obama administration, Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) seized on the frustration Americans feel toward the direction Washington is heading.  But saying 'no' to Obamacare is only a first step.  It's also critical that conservatives continue to offer alternative solutions to the health care and entitlement problems that our nation faces.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hawaii Legislators’ pay tops nation
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 8126 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Whoever said “you get what you pay for” must have meant it ironically.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hawaii Family Forum calls for action: Senate to hear HB444 Gay Civil Unions Friday
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 4571 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

THE SENATE IS READY TO PASS HB 444 SD1 ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

(SENATE GALLERY OPENS AT 11:30 AM)

WE NEED YOUR ACTION AND COMMITMENT NOW!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Obama forms “fig leaf” commission to propose tax increases
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 2366 Views :: National News, Ethics

From the President who brought you unaccountable, constitutionally-questionable czars comes the latest innovation in pass-the-buck leadership: a White House executive commission designed to solve the behemoth of a spending problem plaguing the federal government.  Members of Congress have described the commission as a “nothing burger,” a “fig leaf” and “something that is put in place to kind of cover [President Obama’s] rear end." Colorful critiques aside, it’s an executive commission tasked with making policy recommendations aimed at reducing the country’s projected $1.4 trillion deficit.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Americans Call for Change As U.S. Becomes Less Economically Free
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:57 PM :: 2844 Views :: National News, Ethics

Scott Brown’s shocking victory in Massachusetts on Tuesday was a shot across the bow of the liberal ruling class in Washington and declared one clear message: Americans do not like the direction the country is heading, and they’re not going to stand for it, even in the solidly-blue Bay State.

The United States’ direction today is a dangerous one, even when compared to the country’s state of affairs just one year ago, as revealed in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, which we are releasing this morning in a joint project with The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The Index analyzes just how economically “free” a country is, and this year America saw a steep and significant decline, enough to make it drop altogether from the “free” category, the first time this has happened in the 16 years we’ve been publishing these indexes. The United States dropped to “mostly free.”

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
POLITICO: Charles Djou – the next Scott Brown?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:43 PM :: 5661 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Here’s the next potential Scott Brown, or at least a candidate who will spark a debate over whether the national GOP should look at him that way—Charles Djou in Hawaii.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
DANGER Hawaii Legislature in Session: Tax increases, Raids on special funds, Gay Civil Unions—and 275 new bills introduced
By News Release @ 1:00 PM :: 2299 Views :: Energy, Environment

"We can't fix our economic problems by increasing the taxes on businesses. Businesses don't have more money to give to the government especially during these times. Small businesses are the engine of economic growth.  Shirokiya's recent announcement of laying off 71 employees in anticipation of the increasing unemployment insurance tax serves as powerful evidence of what businesses will and must do when taxes are increased."  -- House Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
GOP: “Hawaii voters will be next”
By News Release @ 8:33 PM :: 3697 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Sen.-elect Scott Brown’s come-from-behind victory, in a solid Democrat state like Massachusetts, clearly shows the American people want different leadership in Congress.  Like Sen.-elect Brown, I am troubled by Congress’ multi-trillion dollar budget deficit that recklessly mortgages our children’s future, a multi-billion dollar stimulus package that has done little to alter unemployment and a health care plan that is too expensive and won’t work,” stated Djou. 

"From those I've spoken to at the 4,000 doors that I've knocked on in the last two weeks, and from the 1,100 donors to my campaign, it is clear that Hawaii’s voters feel just as frustrated.  Hawaii needs a voice from outside the system to fundamentally change the status quo.”

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
GOP's Brown WINS in Mass. -- Coakley Concedes -- Webb calls for delay on Obamacare vote
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 2532 Views :: National News, Ethics

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY... (99% of precincts counted)
52% SCOTT BROWN (R) 1,153,808
47% MARTHA COAKLEY (D)D: 1,052,391

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Health Care in the Balance as Ground Shifts Under Obama
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:07 PM :: 2367 Views :: National News, Ethics

One year ago, President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address at the foot of the Capitol, laid out an agenda of “big plans” for his administration, and chided “cynics” who “fail to understand that the ground has shifted beneath them.” One year later, as voters head to the ballot box in Massachusetts, it seems that the ground very well may have shifted under President Obama.

And that ground shift might spell trouble for the President’s health care magnum opus.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
VIDEOS: Scott Brown shows Republicans how to win in “liberal” states
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 3049 Views :: National News, Ethics

Hawaii Republicans need to follow this example.

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Monday, January 18, 2010
Feds: "City will need a stronger financial plan" before moving forward with Rail Transit
By Gov. Linda Lingle @ 7:16 PM :: 3040 Views

I want to thank the American Institute of Architects – Honolulu Chapter for being willing to share their information and point of view with the broader public. The members of the AIA are pro-transit. They are pro-development. They make their living off of development. But they have some concerns about the project as it’s proposed and they wanted to present them to me and now, to the public. They have nothing to gain personally by making this presentation and I believe they have a lot to lose when it comes to future contracts with the City. I admire them for being willing to step forward in this fashion.

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Monday, January 18, 2010
Rallies on Oahu, Maui, Kauai: 15,000 against Gay Civil Unions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:17 PM :: 12247 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

An estimated 15,000 Hawaii residents rallied Sunday at the Capitol against passage of House Bill 444 which would enact gay civil unions into law.  They were backed by another 500 protesters gathered at the Wailuku State Building on Maui.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010
UPDATE Oahu, Maui Protests January 17th: Gay Civil Unions HB444 poised for passage in 2010
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 8375 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Attend the Rally at the State Capitol on Sunday, January 17th (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm) to support traditional marriage and other pro-family policies.  AND MAUI -- Wailuku State Building, Wailuku, Maui  Sunday, January 17  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Pact with Gaia: Danny Glover--Haiti Quake caused by Copenhagen failure (VIDEO)
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 3778 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

VIDEO: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Over $400K raised: Djou announces fundraising totals
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 5664 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Djou's Dec 31 fundraising figures released this afternoon (below) are more than double Ed Case's Dec. 15 figures.  Djou's Dec. 31 cash on hand is 263% of Case's Dec. 15 cash on hand.   Hanabusa is a very distant third.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Governor disappointed by arbitrator's UPW "split decision"
By News Release @ 11:31 AM :: 2854 Views :: Energy, Environment

“This is a split decision as far as I’m concerned,” said Governor Lingle.  “The arbitration panel went along with our request for pay cuts for employees of some of the most important 24/7 operations at the State Hospital, the prisons, and the youth correctional facility, but ignored the same request for others. 

“We are very disappointed that the panel chose to implement furloughs for employees of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation.  A straight pay cut for these employees would be better than furloughs because the nature of the work and the people they serve requires 24/7 attention,” the Governor added.

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Friday, January 15, 2010
Obama's Bank Tax Misses the Real Bailout Deadbeats in Detroit and DC
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:38 PM :: 2634 Views :: National News, Ethics

The real deadbeats that are not giving us "our money back" are not the banks, but the union-backed car companies and failed government mortgage modification programs. But guess what? The White House has chosen not to include the car companies among the institutions that will pay this so called "Financial Crisis Responsibility Fee." Also exempted are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored entities that helped create the crisis.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
HAITI QUAKE - How to help now
By Selected News Articles @ 7:47 PM :: 3010 Views :: National News, World News

The impoverished nation of Haiti needs your help.  Text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.  Yele Haiti Wyclef Jean's grassroots org  --  Text Yele to 501 501 to donate $5 via your cellphone

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Cook Political Report: Djou is "strong candidate" who has "gotten big break"
By Selected News Articles @ 6:05 PM :: 5248 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Even armed with a strong candidate, Republicans needed a big break to give them any hope of capturing President Obama's native district, which is 11 points more Democratic than the national average. They appear to have gotten one in the form of Abercrombie's early resignation to focus on a gubernatorial bid, which has set up an all-party special election that will likely take place in May. Honolulu Councilman Charles Djou, a Republican, will have the resources to seek a plurality as state Sen. Colleen Hanabusa and former Rep. Ed Case split the Democratic vote.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Obamacare: Meeting Behind Closed Doors, Union Bosses Win, Taxpayers Lose
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:06 PM :: 3373 Views :: National News, Ethics

And just what deals were Big Labor, the leftist majorities in Congress and the Obama administration making behind closed doors? How to pay for President Obama's likely $1 trillion health care plan without raising taxes on one of the President's most loyal constituencies: labor unions. Specifically, Big Labor reportedly has struck a deal with health care negotiators to exempt union members from the 40% excise tax on high-priced health insurance premiums. By some estimates, the tax would hit one in four union members. Now Big Labor will get all of the big government health care spending they always wanted, but they will not have to pay for it.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
UPDATE VIDEO: Case vs Hanabusa vs Djou -- first AND SECOND Congressional Debates
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 7206 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

VIDEO:  Watch the complete 30 minute January 12 debate from Honolulu Public Access TV here.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
DoE's Charter Cap: Another reason Hawaii likely won't get RTTT funds
By News Release @ 2:07 PM :: 5060 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

This report is actually good news.  Because of the DoE/HSTA efforts to crush Charter Schools, the DoE has already done enough to make sure that the RTTT funds--and the accountability requirements that come with them--won't be coming to Hawaii.  So they no longer need to force furloughs onto instructional days in order to keep RTTT out.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Political porn: LA Times comes to Hawaii for a quickie
By Andrew Walden @ 1:44 AM :: 6588 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Democrats across the nation are on the ropes as Americans turn against Obamacare, taxes, and failed "stimulus."  Unemployment and debt race to the top as Obamanomics drives everybody else to the bottom.  Terrorism is again rearing its ugly head and the President shows only weakness.  Obama's numbers are in the tank and continue to decline.  Congressional Democrats are jumping overboard like rats from the proverbial sinking ship and Democrat Congressional candidate recruits are dropping out as analysts debate how large GOP gains will be this November.

In these hard times, where could the liberal LA Times still find defeatist Republicans whose utter demoralization could provide its lefty readers a quick peep at a political porn show to numb their pain?   

The small dissident group known as Hawaii Republican Assembly, that's where. 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
$787 Billion in Stimulus, Zero Jobs "Created or Saved"
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:49 PM :: 2524 Views :: National News, Ethics

Even where infrastructure spending has been spent, the hard evidence shows that there has not been any positive effect on unemployment. According to an Associated Press analysis reviewed by independent economists at five universities, the $20 billion spent nationwide on infrastructure so far "has had no effect on local unemployment rates."

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Aiona campaign announces "Grassroots Leadership Team"
By News Release @ 3:42 PM :: 9829 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Kauai County, DHHL, Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

HONOLULU – Duke Aiona today announced five county chairs and co-chairs and 13 regional chairs for his growing campaign. The leadership team will provide grassroots support to mobilize and turn out voters for Duke Aiona in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

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Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

OHA Lies

Ohana Policy Group

OpenHawaii.org

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

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 Copenull

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

TEA Party Maui

TFB Micronesia

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

United Veterans Hawaii

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT