Hawaii political action committee under fire for non-disclosure

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is backing Ige

Hawaii’s state campaign spending commissioners want the Honolulu city prosecutor to investigate a case brought by former Gov. Ben Cayetano against Pacific Resource Partnership’s political action committee.

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Report: Hawaii’s $30B unfunded retirement liabilities part of national trend

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Hawaii, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Emily Metcalf/HawaiiReporter.com

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — A new report from State Budget Solutions, a national nonprofit organization focusing on states’ fiscal responsibility, warns it’s time for newly elected state officials in Hawaii and throughout the country to address unfunded liabilities in the retirement system.
The share of Hawaii’s $30-billion unfunded liability per resident is $21,852, the […]

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Ag giants sue to stop Maui’s anti-GMO initiative

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Malia Zimmerman

Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co. are challenging a law in Maui County.

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Hawaii Supreme Court to hear same sex marriage case

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

BRIBES? Rep. Bob McDermott said teachers are being paid to promote liberal agenda

Some 1,853 of Hawaii’s 13,505 marriages held since Dec. 2, 2013, were between same sex couples.

But Hawaii’s same sex marriage law, passed by the Hawaii Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in Nov. 2013, could come to an end if the Hawaii Supreme Court rules the law invalid.

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Group: University of Hawaii fiscal woes hurting students, faculty

By   /  November 7, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Malia Zimmerman

Students and faculty at the University of Hawaii are joining forces to try to force solutions to the system’s spiraling financial crisis.

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While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

Photo provided by Sen. Schatz

By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org
HONOLULU — While voters across the country handed Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and expanded their numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives, virtually nothing changed  for Hawaii.
Hawaii’s Democratic Party still has a stronghold on state and federal politics, putting Hawaii in the solidly “blue” category.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, […]

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