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Friday, February 13, 2015
HB558: Curbing Overtime Abuse
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:26 PM :: 5155 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 :: 6455 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 :: 4022 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 :: 4963 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 9, 2015
Documents Show Comcast Ghostwrote Abercrombie's Pro-TWC Merger Letters
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 5519 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 8, 2015
Maui Democrats Release Names of 13 Applicants for HD13 Vacancy
By News Release @ 1:43 AM :: 7090 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 6, 2015
Ige Announces HCDA Nominations
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 6435 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

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

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Friday, February 6, 2015
Ige Appoints Carpenters Union Political Director to DLIR
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 5277 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 4, 2015
Free Golf: Ethics Comm Names Rail Contractors, UH Vice Chancellor, DoT Deputy Director, and Brian Minaai (Again)
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 7840 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Higher Education

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

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Monday, February 2, 2015
Video: House Republicans Present Legislative Package
By Video @ 11:42 PM :: 4315 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 :: 5552 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 :: 6046 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 :: 6167 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 :: 5641 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 :: 5242 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 :: 6759 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 :: 4263 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 :: 8048 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 :: 4698 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 :: 9779 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 :: 5401 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 :: 5289 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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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Representative Mele Carroll to resign from State House
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 3986 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Complications from her previous cancer treatments have arisen in recent months....

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Ige Names Doug Chin AG, Randy Iwase PUC Chair
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 5824 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

Doug Chin is former managing director for the City and County of Honolulu.  Randy Iwase was Supervising Deputy Attorney General whose division provided legal counsel to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and the Public Utilities Commission....

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Mina Morita Out as PUC Chair
By News Release @ 9:50 PM :: 5576 Views :: Energy, Hawaii State Government

She previously told PBN that she would like to continue as chair....

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Monday, January 12, 2015
Which States Receive the Most Federal Aid? -- Hawaii is 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:45 AM :: 5207 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii receives 23.5 percent of its total state general revenues from the federal government....

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Saturday, January 10, 2015
2015 Legislative Calendar: A Guide to the Deadlines
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 5100 Views :: Hawaii State Government

From Opening Day to Sine Die....

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
Would better funding for OIP improve transparency?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:21 PM :: 4642 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government

In Hawaii, we have the right to transparency. We just don’t have actual transparency....

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Thursday, January 8, 2015
Budget Leaves State Cash Reserves Dangerously Low
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:19 PM :: 5430 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...the Senate Minority urges that adjustments be made to the Executive Biennium Budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, in order to avoid dangerously low cash reserves....

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Special Funds Allow State to Dodge Balanced Budget Requirement
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:15 PM :: 4834 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Special funds accounted for almost a quarter of the state operating budget as of 2012....

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ige Appoints DLIR, Communications
By News Release @ 2:24 AM :: 5056 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced that Elizabeth Kim will serve as the Director for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Cindy McMillan as Director of Communications....

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Monday, January 5, 2015
Kelii Akina Interviews Kalbert Young on Hawaii Government Financial Condition
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 AM :: 4788 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Kalbert Young (outgoing Director of Finance, State of Hawaii) about the current financial conditions of the state of Hawaii....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Legislative Budget Hearings Set
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 4262 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Budget Hearings begin January 6 ....

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Ige Announces Seven New Appointments
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 4375 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Adjutant General, DPS, DoT, DLNR, DHRD, Budget.... 

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Ige Appoints DCCA, DoA, DHHL Directors, Deputies
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 7065 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

Jobie Masagatani will be retained at DHHL, William Aila will be her Deputy....

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Friday, December 26, 2014
Open Letter to Gov. Ige on Transparency
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 6461 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government

Given the intrinsic benefits of open government, we ask that you begin your Administration by facilitating public access to government records....

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Lawsuit: State Gave Foster Boys to Bisexual Child Molester
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 16705 Views :: Family, Hawaii State Government

Despite being unemployed and residing in a homeless shelter, Mr. Rios applied to be a foster parent, and was deemed fit to serve as one by DHS....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Video: Meet Hawaii's New Republican House Members
By Video @ 11:38 PM :: 7107 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Republican Party

Host Representative Gene Ward discusses the legislature with Representatives Andria Tupola and Feki Pouha....

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Monday, December 22, 2014
Full Text: Ige Sends Budget to Legislature
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 5175 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"We will spend public funds wisely to avoid raising taxes."

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Policy Talk: New Governor and His Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 6120 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii discusses the proposed 11-point action plan of the new governor of Hawaii, David Ige....

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hawaii is Addressing Liabilities, but There’s a Long Way to Go
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:37 AM :: 4099 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...currently, the state pension plan is only about 61% funded....

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Senate Briefing on ERS Financial Status
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 4192 Views :: Hawaii State Government
DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2014
TIME: 9:00am
PLACE: Conference Room 211, State Capitol
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Audit: AG, DBEDT Did Not Report Millions in Funds
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:40 PM :: 3793 Views :: Hawaii State Government

Nineteen funds and accounts did not meet criteria....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
Ige's Commitment: 'No Hidden Agendas, Avoid Raising Taxes'
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 6501 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Taxes

"We will spend public funds thoughtfully and without waste to avoid raising taxes...."

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Ige Appoints Six More Cabinet Members
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 5275 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Ige today announced the appointments of six additional members of his Cabinet and two deputy directors....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
We the Powerful! -- Discover the Public's Power in the Legislative Process
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 3553 Views :: Hawaii State Government

These meetings are designed to demystify the State lawmaking process, and will demonstrate ways that you can speak out at the legislature without ever having to leave your home island....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Full Text: Lt Gov. Tsutsui Inaugural Speech
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 5251 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians

May God Bless all of you. May God continue to bless our great state, and may God continue to bless the United States of America....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Grassroot Institute Encourages Ige to Consider Budgetary Reforms
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:09 PM :: 3035 Views :: Hawaii State Government

...Grassroot Institute Commends Ige for Determination to Put People and Prosperity Above Special Interests....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Auditor Slams State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 5571 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government

...Agencies failed to remit funds resulting in a potential loss of $147,213 in public arts revenues, and in one instance, the special fund received $100,000, when it should have received just $100....

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Monday, December 1, 2014
Audit: 67% of 'Exempt' State Positions Vacant
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 6435 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

DHRD’s jurisdiction consisted of 21,783 positions, of which 15,069 were civil service and 6,714 exempt....

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