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Friday, January 29, 2016
VIDEO: How a Bill Becomes a Law
By Video @ 9:45 PM :: 1368 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...featuring members of the "We the People" civic club from Kahuku High School....

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
State Bank Bill Deferred
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:00 AM :: 2013 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii offered comments before the CPC Committee deferred HB326....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Grassroot Budget Report Highlights Missing Element In Governor's Address
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:18 PM :: 1187 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...a planned drop in expenditures that has not been accounted for by any significant cuts....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sen Gil Kahele Dead at 73
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 4181 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

... Ige will select senator’s successor from Democratic Party nominees ....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Government IT Transformation: 2016 Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 10:15 AM :: 1312 Views :: Hawaii State Government

ETS is looking to formalize its reorganization of ICSD and OIMT into ETS, as well as expand its team with the addition of up to 31 new positions....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Video: Budget or Bust
By Video @ 1:52 AM :: 1298 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...unfunded liabilities, over-estimated revenues & skyrocketing expenses....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Republicans on State of the State: 5 Things We Can Agree On, 5 Areas for Improvement
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 1715 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

House and Senate Republicans respond to the State of the State Address .... 

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Full Text: State of the State Address
By News Release @ 7:53 PM :: 1365 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Sugar is gone, as are many other aspects of the Hawaii we once knew. In their place, however, there is an exciting new world....

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
HB326: Bad Mortgages to be Foundation for Calvin Say State Bank
By Andrew Walden @ 7:36 PM :: 2591 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

Four years after the ‘Bank of Abercrombie’ bill was laughed out of the legislature, the push for a state-owned bank is being revived....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Speaker Souki Proposes Fee Simple Conversion of Commercial Land Leases
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 AM :: 3027 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Small Business

Hawaii has done it before with lands supporting single-family and multi-family homes. Those historic actions gave the ordinary working person new opportunities for true homeownership....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Full Text: Speaker Souki Opening Day Remarks
By News Release @ 8:58 PM :: 1832 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

It’s time for us to think about the converting commercial leasehold lands in Hawaii to fee simple....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
“Lofty and dogmatic statements that have no basis in substantive policy”–Hawaii Legislature Reconvenes
By News Release @ 4:44 PM :: 1686 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...politicians focus on flashy topics and grandiose declarations....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Unfulfilled promises, wasted tax money, poorly written contracts and unenforceable legislation—Hawaii Legislature Reconvenes
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:40 PM :: 1840 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party
What should the goal be for this election year 2016 Legislative Session?
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Hawaii Senate Democrats: 2016 Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 3:13 PM :: 2346 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii Senate 2016 Legislative Session will get underway on Wednesday, Jan. 20....

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Saturday, January 16, 2016
10 Ideas that Could Improve Life in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:56 AM :: 2014 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...the House Republican Caucus priorities for the upcoming session....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Reviewing Hawaii’s FY 2017 supplemental budget
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:16 PM :: 1874 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a net increase of $297.6 million in FY 2017, an increase of 4.4%....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
Glass Houses of Marijuana: Pots, Kettles and the Color Black
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 PM :: 2101 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

...Department of Health (DoH) officials faced scathing rebukes for doing their job well....

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Friday, January 08, 2016
Ige Budget: $104M omissions, mystery spending cuts
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:04 PM :: 1970 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

$104 million in omissions combine with mystery spending cuts to create unrealistic budget scenario....

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
VIDEO: “Lessons Learned” from Turtle Bay
By Video @ 9:33 PM :: 2443 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

"Public-Private partnerships are really hard."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
State of the State Budget 2016
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:25 PM :: 1959 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Tuesday, January 19th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Report: Return County TAT Deal to Status Quo Ante
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:16 PM :: 3560 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism

Report of the 13-person Working Group....

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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Airport Division Turned Blind Eye to Sex Harassment
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 PM :: 2369 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Labor

A federal jury on Tuesday found the state of Hawaii and the Hawaii Department of Transportation's airports division violated a former employee's civil rights....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
DHS Audit: 20 Funds and Accounts out of Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:06 PM :: 1675 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the department and HPHA inconsistently adhered to statutory reporting requirements for non-general funds and administratively created funds and accounts....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ige Budget--$31B Spending over Two Years
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 2466 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Gov. Ige proposes a 230 percent increase in the capital improvements budget for FY17 ...

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Friday, December 18, 2015
State Quietly Approves Oceanic-Charter Merger
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 1709 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The merger and transfer of Oceanic’s Hawaii franchises will not take place until federal regulatory review of the merger transaction is completed....

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Friday, December 18, 2015
Fake Energy Savings? Airport Division Lets Contractor Write its own Check for 20 Years
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:40 PM :: 2601 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

Don't worry.  It's only a $500M contract....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
After Recent Failures, Ige Admin Revamps IT Project Approval Process
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 2004 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Under the IT governance process, projects must pass several review “gates” during four key phases....

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Ige Seeking Applicants for 170 Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 1771 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Office of the Governor is looking for individuals who are dedicated to continuing the State of Hawaii’s momentum toward a strong and sustainable future....

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Sunday, December 06, 2015
Please! Spend More!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1553 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Uncle Sam is giving us money. But we are not spending that money so the federal agencies are saying, “Looks like you don’t need this, so why should we give you any more?”....

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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Employment Opportunities with the Hawaii State Legislature
By News Release @ 7:20 PM :: 1625 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Hawaii State House and Senate are accepting applications for the 2016 legislative session....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Engineers: DAGS Hands Off CIP
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:20 AM :: 1718 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Of 19 departments and agencies surveyed, 14 said capital improvement projects (CIPs) should not be handled centrally by the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS)....

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Friday, November 06, 2015
Auditor: Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund not used for established purpose
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:20 AM :: 2009 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Thirty-eight DCCA special funds, trust funds, and trust accounts were reviewed--One Fund Did Not Meet Criteria....

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Ige Seeking Applicants for 185 Boards and Commissions
By News Release @ 11:34 PM :: 1710 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The Office of the Governor is looking for qualified and dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on boards, commissions and committees across the state....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Half a Million Dollars of Public Pension Money Paid to Dead People in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:13 AM :: 2309 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...at least 134 deceased persons received over-payments from the Employee Retirement System, with some over-payments in excess of $50,000....

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Monday, October 26, 2015
Hawaii Health Department Vulnerable to Waste and Abuse
By NCPA @ 12:30 PM :: 1871 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

An investigation by Hawaii's state auditor into the state's Department of Health....

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
OHA Lawyer Represents Contractor Accused of Using Political Influence to Rip-off State
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 2577 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

The state lawsuit also claimed Ciber used lobbyists and “exercised inappropriate political influence” to persuade the state to continue making payments to the company....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
IT Upgrades Could Save Hawaii $101M -- Report
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 1507 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...why and how states should better harness information technology to drive public-sector productivity and generate savings for governments, businesses, and citizens....

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Friday, October 09, 2015
Fitch: Hawaii debt levels are high
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 2233 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...and Fitch expects them to remain so. This largely reflects the state's direct responsibility for many functions delegated to local governments in other states, particularly K-12 education....

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Promising Too Much Endangers Hawaii's Fiscal Health
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:48 AM :: 1664 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...when a child is born in Hawaii, he or she can count on $26,500 in debt that the state owes per citizen....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Hawaii 6th Worst Sinkhole State--Out-dated accounting policies blamed
By News Release @ 10:39 PM :: 1696 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

States are not held to the same accounting standards as most businesses and publicly traded companies. Therefore, states do not use the proper tools to balance their budgets....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Feds to Cut off Funds: Hawaii DoH Fails to Spend $33M Federal Water Grants, Illegally Pools Money with DoT
By News Release @ 3:04 PM :: 2411 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government

Hawaii had not met targets on some key items in the Notice of Non-Compliance corrective action plan....

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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Captive Insurance: The Clean Version
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1940 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the IRS has added a new item to its “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams....

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Friday, September 25, 2015
Tropical Storm Niala Forms off Big Island
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 1511 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The center of the system is located about 455 miles southeast of Hilo and continues to move slowly in a northwest direction....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
FULL TEXT: Hawaii DoT v Ciber
By Andrew Walden @ 4:18 PM :: 3770 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government
Is this the secret history of Abercrombie's high-tech initiative?
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Friday, September 11, 2015
Hawaii: $10,137 State, Local Bond Debt Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 4:12 PM :: 1717 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...figures here are for bonded debt, and do not include other outstanding obligations—including pensions—which add substantially to governments’ future liabilities and are often considered in broader definitions of governmental debt....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Attorney Timothy Sutton Takes the Helm of Senate Minority Research
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 1895 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Sutton will take the reins on legal research, legislative drafting and other support tasks for the Hawaii Senate Minority....

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Friday, September 04, 2015
Moody's: 'Outlook Negative' as UH System Burns Cash Reserves
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 2213 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

...thinning cash and investments and unrestricted monthly liquidity due to a long history of deficits, a high backlog of deferred maintenance, a need to carefully manage operations with continued expense pressure across the 10-campus system, and a high percentage of unionized staff....

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Thursday, September 03, 2015
State Sues Tech Firm for Buying Influence with Abercrombie Administration
By News Release @ 2:55 PM :: 4559 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

“...Ciber finally abandoned the project and withdrew its staff without any notice after Abercrombie lost the primary election on Aug. 9, 2014....”

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ignacio to hit Big Island Monday, Jimena Following
By News Release @ 1:50 PM :: 2023 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Ignacio and Jimena are both Category 4 as of Saturday midday....

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Friday, August 21, 2015
TS Kilo Emergency Declared
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 1986 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The storm’s strength and track is highly uncertain at this time....

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