Hawaii State News, 13 September 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 13 September 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii State news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine’, published in Honolulu, Hawaii. Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Rains will linger for several days in the wake of Olivia, forecasters say
Olivia made a rare double landfall over west Maui and Lanai as a tropical storm on Wednesday, triggering torrential rains and significant flooding in some areas. That brought down trees, closed roads and knocked out power to thousands. Gov. Ige  warned that while Olivia’s center has passed the island chain, the danger isn’t over: Flooding rains were still being seen on Maui into the early evening and were expected over Oahu through Thursday. Hawaii News Now.Star-Advertiser.

Trump green lights disaster declaration
Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Olivia has been granted, one day after the request was submitted. Maui Now.

It’s shaping up to be an unpredictable hurricane season
Tropical Storm Olivia made history Wednesday by becoming the first storm to make a direct hit on Maui in modern times. Olivia came in from the east at a higher latitude than most storms.Star-Advertiser.

PACs form to sway voters on school tax ballot issue
Political action committees that can raise unlimited funds already have formed to try to persuade voters in the debate over whether to amend the Hawaii Constitution in November to allow the state to tax investment property to help fund public education. Star-Advertiser.

Candidates fined over campaign finance violations
More than 80 candidates running for elected office this year have been fined by the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission for violating campaign laws. The majority of fines relate to a recently enforced law requiring candidates to publicly disclose spending on advertisements within 24 hours of entering into a contract.  Star-Advertiser.

Bigger fines considered to send campaign lawbreakers a message
Candidates and political organizations may have to start paying more for filing their spending reports late or inaccurately. The five-member state Campaign Spending Commission plans to formally review staff guidelines on how much to fine candidates for various violations after seeing more late and erroneous filings. Civil Beat.

Why Hawaii’s last constitutional convention was important
Delegates quickly broke into factions in 1978, but they ultimately made breakthroughs on Native Hawaiian issues. The convention unfolded in the midst of a transformative decade for Hawaii. On Nov. 6, voters will be asked if they want to hold another constitutional convention. It’s a question put to a public vote every 10 years and it’s been turned down for the past four decades Civil Beat.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts