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Friday, October 3, 2014
Hawaii House leader fined a record $50,000 for ethics violations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:37 AM :: 5584 Views :: Ethics, Politicians

"...this case is a perfect storm of public corruption” Totto said....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate minority leader says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:34 AM :: 5306 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state is “headed into a situation where there is anticipated fiscal year imbalance” because spending is outpacing revenue....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
UPW Collects Forced Dues from 1,122 Non-Members
By Selected News Articles @ 5:28 AM :: 5520 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Public-sector unions can impose agency fees in 23 states....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Entrepreneurship? Hawaii has 2nd Worst Congressional Delegation
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 6130 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Only Vermont is worse....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 36th
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 5210 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study....

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Ige's Bungling Leaves Charter School Students Sitting on Buckets
By News Release @ 1:29 AM :: 5810 Views :: Education K-12, Politicians

“She sits on a white seven-gallon bucket with a black top....”

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Small Business Protests Ige's GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 3575 Views :: Taxes

...Ige tried to raise the most burdensome tax for families and small businesses in Hawaii another 25 percent....

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
With Billions of Tourist Dollars at Stake, DoH Quickly Slaps Down Talk of Ebola
By News Release @ 3:02 PM :: 4338 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the individual in isolation at a Honolulu hospital who was reported to the department as a possible Ebola case yesterday does not meet the criteria for testing....

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
DBEDT Applauds PUC’s Approval of 'Green' Subprime Loan Securitization Program
By News Release @ 12:03 AM :: 3909 Views :: Energy

A Green Infrastructure Fee, which was previously approved by the PUC, will be used to secure the bonds....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Forum: Will Hawaii's State Government Go Bust in 2016?
By News Release @ 7:31 PM :: 5032 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes
Unfunded liabilities, downsized revenue projections & soaring project costs... Do these spell financial disaster for Hawaii's State government?
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Feds: Hawaii DHS is Number 1 in Foodstamps
By News Release @ 5:38 PM :: 3979 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

This is the second consecutive year, and third time overall, that Hawaii has been recognized for its program improvements....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Disabled? Honolulu Ranks 107th in Quality of Life
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 4767 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Honolulu ranks 107th overall, 124th for "Health Care Accessibility & Quality"....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ige Again Claims He Opposed the Tax Increases He Voted For
By News Release @ 1:35 PM :: 5430 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...Senator Ige's Record Of Supporting Tax Hikes Includes An Excise Tax Increase And A Tax On Pensions....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
WESPAC: Obama Admin Did not Consult on Tuna Monument
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 5789 Views :: Environment, Small Business

“Our US Pacific Island fishermen already comply with the strictest regulations in the world.”

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
ERP-SURF Integrates Core Hawaii Government Functions
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 4630 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the SURF program will integrate core, back office functions including human resources, finance, payroll, acquisition, and more, into a single system....

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