… In the federal system the little fish eats the big fish. We’ve got a menu ….
… Rep Ty Cullen and former cocaine dealer J Kalani ‘Powdernose’ English arrested today ….
… You ratted out two of our boys. You are dead to us. ….
… Choy received almost $6 million in contracts ….
… According to the indictment, Martin Kao, 48, Clifford Chen, 48, and Lawrence “Kahele” Lum Kee, 52, all of Honolulu, were employed by a defense contractor prohibited from making contributions in federal elections ….
… do you trust this guy to handle Red Hill? ….
… If the committee determines Har behaved inappropriately, it could censure, suspend or expel her from the Legislature ….
… Corruption: Where was Connors as Attorney General?–Saiki hasn’t even taken the first step–Borreca Comfortable with Loveable Rascals ….
… HB1871: House considers bill to relax gift rule as Latest Corruption Arrests Rock Legislature ….
… how widespread this corruption is in our government ….
… 1 – Ban the practice of political fundraising during the legislative session.
2 – End the unilateral power of a committee chair.
3 – Require public votes to defer bills indefinitely, or to otherwise kill a bill.
4 – Open the Capitol to the public ….
… booster shots will not be required for “up-to-date” vaccination status for individuals traveling to Hawai‘i ….
… Opinion Split on Destroying Tourism Industry ….
… A Hawaii Island mother is part of a lawsuit against HMSA accusing the health insurer of denying her coverage for a medication that could have prevented a premature birth. ….
… the backlog includes hundreds of old cases, including 25 filed in 2018 and one filed in 2017 ….
… 16,000 people in Hawaii quit their jobs in November 2021, the most recent month of available data – a 45.5% increase from one year earlier ….
… It’s 2022, and the agency is still working on 2014 and 2015 money ….
… In 1961, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to pass a growth-management law. …
… a Senate bill includes $100M and a separate House bill includes $403M ….
… Companion legislation is being introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz ….
… How many ways can our state legislators make life more miserable for us? ….
… Dirtier Than Coal–Wood Pellets to be Authorized by Stealth Bills
… All locally produced products would cost more because farmers and commercial product producers would have to pay more for fuel and electricity. Imports would have embedded fuel and electricity costs that would not be affected by the carbon tax. ….
… Regressive Gasoline Tax Would Top Out At $33.16 Per Barrel In 2035 ….
… This bill is a continuation of the policy of social-planning-via-taxation that has helped make Hawaii one of the most expensive states in the nation ….
… Return of geothermal boosts Hawaii Island to 60% ….
… Hawaii Public Radio considered the question, with Jensen Ahokovi of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii contending such an increase would likely cause more harm than good. Also on the program was Nate Hix, director of Living Wage Hawaii; HPR’s Catherine Cruz was host and moderator ….
… the regressive general excise tax is one of the reasons for Hawaii’s high cost of living ….
… capital gains shall be taxed “at the highest marginal rate applicable to the taxpayer’s filing status and tax bracket.” ….
… A tax hike on alcoholic drinks would be another burden on an industry that has suffered greatly over the past two years ….
… SB2026 would enter Hawaii into the Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact….
… SB3089 would amend the state’s emergency-management statute ….
… many neighborhoods unprotected, without a single officer patrolling for the entire shift ….
… a bill that would ban state and local law enforcement agencies from acquiring certain military equipment from federal programs ….
… These figures are up from 2020 (85 fatalities), when nationwide traffic fatalities trended up, but down from the 108 fatalities recorded for 2019 ….