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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Rep Luke Gives One Hour Notice for Hearing on Open Government Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 2124 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

House Finance Chair Sylvia Luke provided only one hour notice for a 14-bill hearing she was holding this afternoon....

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Thursday, April 09, 2015
HB500: Hawaii Legislators Vote on Secret Budget
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:23 PM :: 2399 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

"It is another example of our state failing to be transparent."

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Thursday, April 09, 2015
DLNR Seeks Comment on 2015 Outdoor Recreation Plan
By News Release @ 10:21 AM :: 1837 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Tourism

...5-year strategic plan for outdoor recreation....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Ige Names Appointees to Head DLIR, OIMT
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1974 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced his nominations to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Labor and Industrial Relations and the Office of Information Management and Technology....

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Ige Nominates Suzanne Case to DLNR, Names Three to School Board
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 2510 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Hawaii State Government

Suzanne Case is a 28-year veteran of The Nature Conservancy and has served as its executive director since 2001....

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Monday, April 06, 2015
Senate Minority Alternative Budget cuts spending, caps collective bargaining
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 5:13 PM :: 2476 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Republican Party, Taxes

"It brings relief to our beleaguered taxpayers and small businesses, and balances our state finances in the long term."

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Sunday, April 05, 2015
The Turtle Bay Bill, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3157 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use

...They were under the impression that the bond sale process needed to begin by June 30 of this year. “No,” said the Department of Attorney General, “the law says that the bond sale needs to be DONE by June 30.”...

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
SCR181: Interisland Ferry System Study
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 2547 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

There are several State regulatory issues that need to be resolved prior to attempting to establish a Hawaii interisland ferry and are at least as important as the technical modeling, facilities and feasibility considerations....

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
61 Hawaii Bridges Need Structural Repair
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 1722 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, trucks and school buses cross Hawaii's 61 structurally compromised bridges 900,643 times every day....

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Friday, March 27, 2015
$11M Spent: Ige Dumps Abercrombie's IT Pipedream
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 2085 Views :: Hawaii State Government
"Why be part of the solution when there's so much money to be made in being part of the problem?"
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Resolutions Urge Audit of State Use of Outside Counsel
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:33 PM :: 2352 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, OHA

"...From agencies like the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to organizations like HART that are entrusted with significant state funds, there is a need for greater accountability...."

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Common Cause to Host Hawaii Open Budget Initiative Demonstration
By News Release @ 10:10 PM :: 1777 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 6-7pm....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Auditor Hammers Legislators' Special Funds: 43 of 44 Do Not Meet Criteria
By News Release @ 3:22 PM :: 1673 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes analysis of each new special or revolving fund proposed by legislative bills....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
I Can’t Believe He Said That!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2294 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... hundreds of little (and in some cases, not so little) pots of money sprinkled throughout Hawaii's departments, agencies, and other governmental units ....

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 -- Holding Government Accountable
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:22 PM :: 2436 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...county and state salary and overtime records, as well as retirement, health insurance, budgetary, and other data....

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Sunday, March 08, 2015
First Crossover: House Sends 100+ Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 1997 Views :: Hawaii State Government

The House today passed over a hundred bills....

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Saturday, March 07, 2015
Call to Action: Stop Bad Legislation at First Crossover
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 1569 Views :: Hawaii State Government
On Tuesday, March 10 (beginning at 10:00 am), both the House and Senate will be in chamber voting on the '1st Crossover bills'.
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Ige Appoints Hidano DAGS Deputy Director
By News Release @ 1:02 PM :: 1775 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Hidano’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation....

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Thursday, March 05, 2015
Sunshine? Bills Slip Through During 'Total Solar Eclipse'
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 2516 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

During floor session today (March 5th, 2015) after 1:00 PM, House Finance Chair stood up and requested a waiver of the 48-hour requirement to hear an agenda of bills with just one hour of notice....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hawaii Open Budget: A bold step towards fiscal transparency
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2330 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...a nonpartisan effort to make the state budgeting process accessible to the public by putting state budget facts and figures online, in real time....

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Revolving Door: Former TV Anchors Among Ige's Latest Appointees
By News Release @ 9:59 PM :: 2201 Views :: Hawaii State Government

None of the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate....

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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Dismissed: Judge Tosses Suit Seeking Removal of Schatz from Office
By Selected News Articles @ 4:06 PM :: 2296 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Seventeenth Amendment issues matter. Its strange wording allows legislatures to game the system....

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Will Legislators Co-Sign $660M Loan for Evicted Racetrack Owner?
By Andrew Walden @ 7:24 PM :: 4846 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...If approved, non-profits directed by Grace, the Paradise Lua porta-potty magnate who beat the rap for the 1999 Aloha Stadium porta-potty fire bombings, would be eligible for millions of dollars to fund proposals such as the "Paradise Ohana Heart and Vascular Center, Inc."....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Ige Returns from Washington, Holds News Conference
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1502 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige held a news conference to provide information about his participation in the National Governors Association Winter Meeting....

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Monday, February 23, 2015
Rep Karl Rhoads Feeding Info to Calvin Say's Attorney while Chairing 'Special Committee'?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 AM :: 2920 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

The state House investigation of a challenge to former speaker Calvin Say’s right to hold his seat in Hawaii’s House of Representatives has taken a new twist....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Controversial DLNR Appointee
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2363 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Hawaii State Government

Wednesday March 11th at 10 AM in room 229....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Ige Nominates DoTax, DoH Deputy Directors
By News Release @ 3:31 AM :: 1337 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Joseph Kim has been nominated to be the Deputy Director at the Department of Taxation where he will redeploy his extensive experience in training and commanding U.S. Air Force....

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Friday, February 13, 2015
Grassroot Institute: Promoting our Principles in the Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:22 PM :: 1439 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Grassroot Institute has been busy tracking legislation that threatens or promotes free market principles and individual liberty....

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Friday, February 13, 2015
HB558: Curbing Overtime Abuse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 PM :: 1995 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

The state paid nearly $60 million in overtime pay last year....

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Milner: Legislature Secretive Because Republicans Fail to Rat Out Democrat Wrongdoing
By Selected News Articles @ 2:53 PM :: 2351 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Opposition parties are rightfully tattletales. They are critics and watchdogs. Without this tattling, many things go on that the public does not know about....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
At End of Life, State Human Resources Management System moves to 'Private Cloud'
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 1676 Views :: Hawaii State Government

"...we faced the risk of a complete system failure that would have jeopardized essential functions..."

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
"Widespread Bribery and Corruption" Hawaii ERS Sues Petrobras
By News Release @ 3:12 AM :: 2295 Views :: Hawaii State Government
It sure is a good thing we have the Attorney General of Ohio around to tell us what's going on in the Hawaii ERS....
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Monday, February 09, 2015
Documents Show Comcast Ghostwrote Abercrombie's Pro-TWC Merger Letters
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 2175 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

On August 22, Neil Abercrombie sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging the Federal Communications Commission to approve Comcast’s controversial proposal to merge with Time Warner....

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Sunday, February 08, 2015
Maui Democrats Release Names of 13 Applicants for HD13 Vacancy
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 2589 Views :: Democratic Party, Maui County, Hawaii State Government

The final three names as identified by the nominating committee will then be forwarded to the Governor....

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Friday, February 06, 2015
Ige Announces HCDA Nominations
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 2714 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced his nominees to the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)....

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Friday, February 06, 2015
Ige Appoints Carpenters Union Political Director to DLIR
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 2123 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

Ige is nominating Leonard Hoshijo to be the Deputy Director in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Free Golf: Ethics Comm Names Rail Contractors, UH Vice Chancellor, DoT Deputy Director, and Brian Minaai (Again)
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 3885 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

Ethics Commission exposes UH and HART in one report ....

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Monday, February 02, 2015
Video: House Republicans Present Legislative Package
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 1460 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

And House Republican Caucus Legislative Package Bills....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Legislative Agenda: Rep Fukumoto Chang on Mike Buck Show
By Audio @ 6:36 PM :: 1883 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

Representative Fukumoto Chang on Mike Buck Jan 20, 2015 – Audio Only....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7 issues to analyze in the 2015 Hawaii legislature
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:32 PM :: 2003 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Legislative Ambulance Chasers Dig In To Taxpayers' Deep Pockets
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 2560 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...With ambulance chasers in positions of power, both the House and Senate are poised to advance HB189 and SB137 in separate hearings on Friday....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Developer to Head DLNR? Ige's Dumb Move
By Video @ 4:10 PM :: 1981 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government
A Developer In Charge Of Hawai`iʻs Lands, Water & Resources?
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Monday, January 26, 2015
State of the State Fails To Endorse Robust Economic Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 1856 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government

...the measures proposed stop short of what is needed for long-term reform and robust development of the Hawaii economy....

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Over 20 Groups Oppose Ige's DNLR Nominee
By News Release @ 5:45 PM :: 2728 Views :: Environment, Development, Hawaii State Government
Over twenty environmental groups are asking the Governor to withdraw his nomination of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources and to drop any plans to weaken or eliminate the Land Use Commission....
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Monday, January 26, 2015
Full Text: State of the State Address
By News Release @ 4:30 PM :: 1588 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Governor David Ige today delivered his first State of the State address....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Ige Nominates Developer Carleton Ching to Chair DLNR--Petition Calls for Senate to Reject
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 4575 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...he worked for Westloch, Inc., Castle & Cooke Kunia, Molokai Ranch and SSFM International. Currently he is the Vice President, Community and Government Relations, for Castle & Cooke Hawaii....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
House Democrats Introduce Package--But no Bills
By News Release @ 12:02 PM :: 1656 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

Broad priorities take shape but details remain a mystery....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
VIDEO: Unsettling Moment During Senator Slom’s Minority Speech
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:01 PM :: 4095 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party

After a strong start, the lawmaker from the 9th senatorial district began to slow and slur his words ....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
2015 Senate Majority Legislative Program
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 1974 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

...ensure that Hawai‘i is well-prepared for any disaster, economic disruption, or other external factor by encouraging the production and consumption of locally grown and locally raised food....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Opening Day: Speaker Souki Calls on House to Tackle Unfinished Business
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 1784 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government

Souki called for the House to draft enabling legislation to provide the state’s public hospital the option of looking at private-public partnerships...

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