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Friday, April 26, 2019
Conference Committee Agrees on $3.4B CIP Grab Basket
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 3688 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...CIP funds for renovations, repairs, construction, land acquisition statewide....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
20 Gut and Replace, Frankenstein Bills in Conference Committee
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:45 PM :: 4518 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...The rampant use of "gut and replace'"and "Frankenstein" bills shows disrespect for the public....

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
DHS Audit: Significant Weaknesses and Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:10 AM :: 4832 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...auditors from KMH LLP reported one significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting and 14 material weaknesses and three significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
HDOT Launches Accelerated Hiring System
By News Release @ 10:39 AM :: 4970 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...“We’re excited to be able to use the Wiki Wiki Hire process to fill our engineering vacancies and are committed to using these available resources to get qualified workers into positions within one to two weeks.”....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Auditor: AG's Child Support Fund Still Running Deficit
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:07 PM :: 5647 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement

...CSEA disbursed amounts received without knowing whether the non-custodial parent had sufficient funds at the bank....

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Health Department Audit: Material Weaknesses and Significant Deficiencies
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:40 AM :: 5287 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Financial and Compliance Audit of the Department of Health....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Final Crossover: House Approves, Amends 85 Senate Bills
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 3829 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...With two days left before the Second Crossover deadline, the House today passed an additional 85 Senate bills. These bills now head back to the Senate for their consideration....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Hawaii--78 Bridges 'Deficient'
By News Release @ 1:40 AM :: 3838 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation 2018 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database....

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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:00 PM :: 5857 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government, Life

...Sex-Change 'Conversion Therapy' Ban Passes Full Senate....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
State of the State Budget 2020
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:53 PM :: 5387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...A new Grassroot Institute of Hawaii report suggests ways to build a financial reserve....

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Governor Announces 2020 Census Committee
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 3716 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The committee is charged with increasing awareness about the importance of being counted; organizing state resources effectively and cost-efficiently to promote the count; and improving the response rate for the 2020 Census questionnaire....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Auditor: Many Deficiencies in State Federal Funding Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:04 PM :: 4272 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...four material weaknesses and ten significant deficiencies in internal control over compliance with major federal programs....

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
‘Backward budgeting’ wrong way to move forward
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:18 PM :: 4658 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii lawmakers are considering a myriad of new tax increases in order to pay for their spending plans, but instead they should clamp down on their spending so tax hikes aren’t needed....

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
PEW: Hawaii Pension Fund Positioned to Withstand Next Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 4920 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...Stress tests help validate increases in state, worker contributions....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Environmental Review for Aloha Stadium Tear-Down Begins
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 8531 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

...We already have a good stadium.  And this consultant now admits Aloha Stadium is located in the best possible place.  So why tear it down for yet another unnecessary boondoggle?....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Legislature Sends Budget Bill to Governor--Tax Hikes Next on Agenda
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 3967 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...with a month to go, legislators will have plenty of time to raise your taxes....

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Auditor: Transportation Division Books a Mess
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:44 PM :: 4073 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Auditors reviewed 25 HDOT projects in progress where little or no activity had occurred in the prior two fiscal years and found that all but five were categorized inappropriately. Twenty of the selected projects “were deemed to either have been placed in service or were canceled....”

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer Return on Investment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 5548 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax collections with the quality of the services residents receive in each of the 50 states....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
High medical costs another threat to Hawaii taxpayers
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:08 PM :: 4836 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...higher medical costs increase our state’s debt — and Hawaii taxpayers might be the ones who end up paying for it....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
House Resolution Seeks Return of Hawaiian Airlines Call Center
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 11:37 AM :: 5674 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Tourism

...the House Labor Committee unanimously approved a draft resolution calling on Hawaiian Airlines to return the 200 plus call center jobs it has outsourced to the Philippines....

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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Legislative Preview: Week 9
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 4153 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...This is our last opportunity to provide public testimony to the committees hearing the bills....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Restore flexibility for delivery of public services
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:38 PM :: 5287 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...You just violated Hawaii law. Get ready to be sued....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
State’s use of contractors just a hint of what could be
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:47 PM :: 5448 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...state agencies have saved thousands of dollars a year by privatizing some of their janitorial positions....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Massive Pay Hike for Hawaii Legislators?
By Andrew Walden @ 6:17 AM :: 7614 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians

...Hawaii taxpayers are already burdened by the nation’s most highly paid part time legislators and its about to get worse....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After Konno: How Hawaii Can revive contracting as policy option
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:57 PM :: 4657 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor

...A small tweak to an old law might be all that is needed to help the state partner with the private sector....

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Auditor: Every Special Fund Proposed by Legislators Fails to Meet Criteria
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 8:03 PM :: 3955 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...We reviewed 98 House and Senate bills proposing 80 special and revolving funds during the 2019 legislative session of which none met criteria....

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Monday, March 11, 2019
Legislative Preview: Week 8
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:28 PM :: 4418 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Last week was cross over, 524 Senate Bills and 498 House Bill passed third reading in their respective chambers....

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Crossover: House Sends 497 Bills to Senate
By News Release @ 11:42 PM :: 5116 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...As the 2019 Legislative Session nears its crossover deadline this week, the House of Representatives has passed nearly 500 bills....

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Technology Transformation: Priority Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 3254 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...important legislation relating to government data and information and technology strategy remain in play, with some bills already crossing over to the other house....

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Monday, March 4, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By News Release @ 2:29 AM :: 4156 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Crossover is the deadline for bills to pass third reading in order to move (or “crossover”) to the other chamber....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
Help People Save by Cutting Their Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:41 PM :: 5295 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Multiple bills heard this session have revolved around encouraging residents to save. The details vary, but there’s a common theme: The state wants to be your local bank....

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Monday, February 25, 2019
This Week's Legislative Agenda
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:37 PM :: 4153 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...your testimony is needed....

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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Aloha Stadium Scheme Exploits Federal Tax Breaks
By Selected News Articles @ 6:52 PM :: 5627 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

...the program’s requirement that investments must “substantially improve” zone property in order to qualify for tax breaks is quite loose....

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Friday, February 22, 2019
House Finance Committee Passes Dozens of Bills
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 3060 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...These measures will move to a full vote on the House floor....

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Monday, February 18, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:46 PM :: 4410 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Legislative Hearings Week 5....

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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Squirreling Away Money at the Dept. of Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 4874 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...The auditor found that they have lots of money lying around. More than $120 million in accounts that haven’t been even touched for five years....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Four Bills for Hawaii Government Technology Transformation
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 2918 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Data, strategic planning bills critical to transforming state government....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 6720 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....

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Monday, February 11, 2019
Senate Committee Refuses to Recognize Hundreds of Emailed Testimonies
By News Release @ 1:44 AM :: 6644 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment

...The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs has arbitrarily decided to not accept testimony submitted to it via e-mail....

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By Brett Kulbis @ 6:54 PM :: 4581 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Legislative Hearings Week 4....

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Monday, February 4, 2019
Legislative Preview: This Week's Bills on the Move
By Brett Kulbis @ 11:19 AM :: 4435 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party

...Legislative Hearings Week 3....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Applicants Wanted for State Campaign Spending Commission
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 5249 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Judiciary

...The terms will run from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023....

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Saturday, February 2, 2019
Sex Harassment: New House Rules "add another layer of silence"
By News Release @ 7:55 PM :: 6553 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

...Notably, the draft policy excludes the Hawaii State Ethics Commission, which rendered the Souki decision last year....

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Medicaid Fraud: DHS Still Not Doing the Real Work
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:32 AM :: 5815 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The recommendations not implemented are the ones where DHS actually has to go out and catch fraudsters, instead of just talking about it....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Republicans Call for Testimony on Bills
By Brett Kulbis @ 5:25 PM :: 6757 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Office of Elections, Republican Party

...It is up to us to voice concerns and to make our voice heard.... 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Auditor Slams DoT--$112M Illegally Hidden from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:16 PM :: 5334 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

...three revolving funds, and one trust fund with remaining balances which total approximately $120 million as of June 30, 2018, had no financial activity during our (5 year) review period....

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Who Should Regulate Drones in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:11 PM :: 6529 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Small Business

...Local rules that conflict with national ones threaten the growth of the entire U.S. drone industry....

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
Public pension crisis? We're on it!
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:14 PM :: 5315 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Plaintiffs to Appeal 'Gut-n-Replace' Ruling
By News Release @ 7:13 PM :: 3657 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

..."It legitimizes a practice born in smoke-filled rooms, out of the public's eye and is an insult to the openness we brag about in the Hawaii State Legislature."....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Finance Committee Passes Base Budget
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3162 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...The ultimate goal of performance-based budgeting is to have every state agency justify discretionary funds they receive for each two-year budget cycle. Eventually, zero-based budgeting will analyze the entire budget of programs....

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