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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 374 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State? -- Hawaii 45th
By Tax Foundation @ 5:56 PM :: 434 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the Hawaii ERS is only 51% funded -- 5th worst in USA ....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Republican Caucus: Legislative Session in Review
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 2:58 PM :: 459 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

The 2018 Legislative Session has come to a close. Close to 200 bills sit on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Pressler out at DoH
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Anderson will be taking over for Pressler.  He has served as administrator of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Aquatic Resources since October 2015....

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Hawaii Constitutional Convention--The Basics
By Video @ 7:23 PM :: 509 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government

...basic questions that will elucidate the nature of the institution....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Follow the Money? Not so Easy in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 748 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

... Following the Money 2018 -- How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data ...

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Was 2018 Hawaii Legislature a success?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:05 PM :: 699 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Saiki said that after passing last year’s rail tax hike, he feels like “the Legislature can do anything.”....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Navigating risk at Hawaii's public pension system
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:43 PM :: 1308 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...$12.9 billion in unfunded liabilities, a huge risk for government employees and all Hawaii families alike....

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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Ige Requests Disaster Declaration for Kauai, Oahu
By News Release @ 2:28 AM :: 432 Views :: Honolulu County, Kauai County, Hawaii State Government

...the floods caused more than $19.7 million in damage....

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Final Passage: House, Senate Move Bills
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 523 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The 2018 Legislature will adjourn on Thursday, May 3....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Con-Con: The People v. Hawaii Supreme Court
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 935 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections

...The Court’s 1997 ruling on the majority required to call a state constitutional convention was a travesty of justice....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Let’s restore accountability at the Capitol
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 677 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...look at how transparency goes by the wayside at the end of the session....

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Two Departments Set to ‘Go Live’ on State’s New Payroll System
By News Release @ 11:29 PM :: 1309 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...This year, the State of Hawaii’s four-decade-old mainframe payroll system will transition to a modern payroll software and processes utilizing PeopleSoft....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
HB2748: $580M Inserted at Last Minute for Hanabusa Crony
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1759 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Cost of Living

... In 1998 Hanabusa and Nakata teamed up with Mafia Godfather Larry Mehau to get rid of Attorney General Margery Bronster in an effort to protect the corrupt thieving Broken Trustees of Kamehameha Schools--now her Legislators want to give him a big fat stack of money....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
House Republican Caucus Legislative Update
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 7:26 PM :: 553 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

... Update to the bills list introduced by members of our Republican Caucus that crossed over to the Senate ....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
House-Senate Conference Committee Finalizes Budget Negotiations
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1519 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...this budget provides $15 million to fund homeless services, $3 million more than requested by the Governor....

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Monday, April 16, 2018
Attorney General Suzuki Names Deputy, Assistant
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 642 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Dana O. Viola as the First Deputy Attorney General and James W. Walther as the Special Assistant to the Attorney General....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
End of Session: House Republican Bills Still Alive
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 4:11 PM :: 646 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Drugs

...We are three weeks away from the end of the 2018 Legislative Session....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
House Approves 61 Bills for Final Crossover
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 469 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...With two days left before the Second Crossover deadline more than 220 bills have crossed over from the House to the Senate....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Grassroot: Low unemployment masks Hawaii’s unhealthy economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:37 PM :: 935 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Labor

....Grassroot president says high taxes, regulations discourage higher-paying jobs....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Ethics Ruling: How DTL Pays Senator Delacruz -- Legally
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1963 Views :: Ethics, Development, Hawaii State Government

... A Hawaii State Senator goes for somewhere between $50K and $100K per year--and its all legal ....

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018
UPDATE: Republican Bills in the Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 1:44 PM :: 624 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Second Crossover is one week away....

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Monday, April 02, 2018
$30K Per Resident: Hawaii Worst OPEB Liability in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:16 PM :: 1037 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2017 surveys the more than 100 state-administered post-employment benefit plans, such as health insurance, Medicare advantage, life insurance, and other non-pension benefits....

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Kailua, Kaneohe Blasted by Three-Hour Siren Test
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:36 PM :: 1170 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...HI-EMA and News Media Fail to Inform Public of Oahu Emergency Siren Test....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Senate WAM Passes Budget With Amendments
By News Release @ 9:23 PM :: 936 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

...highlights include funding for...Ohana Zones....

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
Senate Confirms Russell Suzuki Attorney General
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 958 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

Suzuki has been serving as the acting chief legal and law enforcement officer for the state since February 2 when Attorney General Doug Chin resigned to become Lieutenant Governor....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Iranian Government Hacked Hawaii State Computer System
By News Release @ 10:08 AM :: 1405 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Military

...hackers got access to Hawaii state computers using a technique called "password spraying"....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Can Ethics Commission Lift Veil of Secrecy from Hawaii Sex Harassment Complaints?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:50 PM :: 1280 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...sex harassment complaints have been secretly adjudicated against three unnamed State Representatives and one State Senator....

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sex harassment: Souki Resigns--Three More Legislators Remain Hidden
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1775 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Sex Harassment: Hawaii Legislators Admit Covering up Four Cases....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Ige Appoints Russell Suzuki Attorney General
By News Release @ 3:43 AM :: 920 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...Suzuki has been acting as the chief legal and law enforcement officer for the state since February 2 when then Attorney General Doug Chin resigned to become Lieutenant Governor....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
State House to honor Hawaii wounded warrior Brian Kolfage
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:59 AM :: 1203 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Military

...March 16th, 12:00 noon  --  Hawaii State Capitol, House Chamber....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
HB1900: Highlights of House Budget
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...an economic plan based on general excise tax collections....

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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Three Republican Bills Cross Over in Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 3:30 PM :: 976 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...bills introduced by members of the House Republican Caucus that crossed over to the Senate....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Third Reading: House Sends 128 More Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 3:00 AM :: 1649 Views :: Hawaii State Government

... these 128 are in addition to bills passed earlier ....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Senate Sends 420 Bills to House
By News Release @ 2:44 AM :: 726 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The following are a few of the measures to pass on third reading....

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Monday, March 05, 2018
Effort to Digitize Records Stopped Cold by Outdated State Computers--But Still Cuts Wait Time for Workers’ Comp Hearings in Half
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 1263 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Labor

...Thousands of files have been digitized at the state’s disability compensation program. However, they need hardware with capacity for more storage to continue progress....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
Auditor: Legislators 100% 'Fail to Meet Criteria' for New Special Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:43 PM :: 1473 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...We reviewed 85 house and senate bills proposing 64 special and revolving funds during the 2018 legislative session of which none met criteria....

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Sunday, March 04, 2018
By the Way, Could We Have $50 Million More?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1211 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, Tourism

...In the middle of this process, sometimes a letter from the Governor arrives saying, “We need to make some adjustments...."

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Saturday, March 03, 2018
Third Reading: House Sends 131 Bills to Senate (and counting)
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1209 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The bills include housing, homelessness, education, health, the environment, public safety, governmental affairs, the environment, and other important issues....

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Friday, March 02, 2018
If Game Makers Don’t Address Loot Crates, Lawmakers Will
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 929 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii State Government

...The ESRB’s decision to label video games with paid add-ons essentially does nothing to address the complaint that loot boxes are akin to gambling....

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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Auditor: Hawaii PUC Another Tech Disaster in the Making
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:17 AM :: 1433 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

...the PUC’s $2.8 million Document Management System (DMS) is almost universally considered by management and staff to be difficult to use, unreliable, slow, and obsolete, with staff developing elaborate workarounds to accommodate for the system’s shortcomings. Yet the PUC has no firm plans to fix or replace this problematic system....

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Suicide: Committee members identified loopholes in the bill
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:57 AM :: 1128 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Life

...Committee members asked some very telling questions that identified loopholes that still remain in the bill.  The Attorney General's representative couldn't definitively state that all their concerns from the 2017 version were resolved in this current version that is supposed to have more robust protections.... 

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Republican Bills on the Move in the Legislature
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 4:44 PM :: 1018 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...All House bills are in their final committees, they have until March 8th to pass out of their last committee and pass third reading to cross over to the Senate....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
State should speed up responses to information requests
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:30 PM :: 1130 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Hawaii takes the longest in the nation to make decisions about transparency disputes....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hawaii Bill Banning Plastic Straws Based on Research by a 9-Year-Old
By Selected News Articles @ 3:04 AM :: 2712 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the oft-cited, debate-driving statistic that Americans use 500 million plastic straws a day is the product of a 9-year-old's guesstimations....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
First Lateral: 2,834 Bills Still Alive in Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...complete list of bills remaining alive after First Lateral deadline....

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Trump Tax In Hawaii?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1382 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...how to adapt the new federal tax law changes to Hawaii....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
HDoT Tech Disaster Leads to $11M Settlement
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 1017 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the Office of the Attorney General are pleased....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hawaii Legislators Grasping at Straws
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:36 PM :: 1361 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

...A bill proposed in the Hawaii Legislature would ban the use of plastic straws. But the problem runs much deeper than the straw bill....

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
ERS Fires Investment Officer After Losses on VIX Puts
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 2213 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Chattergy told WSJ Hawaii will continue to sell these put contracts, convinced the income will offset market turbulence....

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