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Kouchi says “Anticorruption proposals dead on arrival.”

Views expressed in this Hawaii State News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 12 December 2022, 2035 UTC.

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Weekly News Read
December 11, 2022
… “With time comes entrenchment” ….
… Legislature creates the fertile ground for corruption .…
… “The poorest families are hit the worst, and those who are struggling to survive from paycheck to paycheck really can’t afford that tax” ….
… Green’s top priorities for his first 100 days in office ….
… finalized committee assignments ahead of the 32nd Legislature ….
… Governor Green recently announced the appointments of key cabinet and executive staff leadership roles, signaling the most expeditious assembling of a gubernatorial administration in the state’s history (behind a Carpenters Union chief of Staff) ….
… nobody greeted me ….
… Hawaii County and the City and County of Honolulu are both undertaking a review of rules that could increase the cost of housing and expand where development can take place ….
… The average building permit approval timeline is approximately 247 days ….
… he said he had received information from DOI employees that lobbying conversations about Act 236 may have begun as early as 2021 ….
… HI2 is now represented by Rep Lou Correa ….
“…CNHA plans to update its protest against the unlawful actions of DBEDT’s former director Mike McCartney….”
… HTA Public Affairs Officer Ilihia Gionson said in an email, “The meeting was legal, permissible under HRS section 92-2.5(f), an exemption from sunshine law requirements for disclosure, agendizing and minutes-taking. Under that statutory provision, the purpose and matters discussed are confidential. No board action was taken at this meeting with the Governor.” ….
… Talking to a commissioner about a pending matter is like trying to gain a judge’s ear about a matter before the court ….
… A total of 606,674 Act 115 refunds were issued, totaling $307.9 million. That includes 288,590 direct deposits and 318,084 paper checks ….
… In the 23 months since Jan. 6, 2021, approximately 900 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol ….
… “Every step you take, you could be false cracked you can be robbed” ….
… If you look at Bill 57, the Mayor has taken a cut-and-paste list from places such as New York, New Jersey, and D.C. to make a list that is currently failing at every challenge in court in those exact locations….
… Vineyard Boulevard and Palama Street began issuing citations on Nov. 20. To date, there have been 39 citations for violations of red-light running at this location. This is an average of two violations per day as compared to the average of 10 violations per day as observed during the baseline study period ….
… mandatory education in anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, or some other form of critical race theory-linked program, either through mandatory training or in the curriculum ….
… making it difficult to ensure that state employees are not accepting cash payments from improper sources ….
… guard gets 96 months, inmate gets 84 months ….
… be sure to read what his ex-wife had to say ….
… Ted Cruz and AOC on the same team ….
… American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands are both exempt from the Jones Act — and they like it that way ….
… The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 includes $1 billion for cleaning up the site of a fuel leak into Hawaii’s water supply ….
… The Navy’s water supply is unaffected, according to a Dec. 1 Navy release. The Navy’s water comes from the Waiawa shaft, which is approximately 6 miles away from the affected area ….
… The committee will accept resumes until which time the Mayor Elect finds a suitable candidate. …
… 1 Hawaii Co, 1 Kauai Co, 1 HPD, 1 FBI ….
… Act 279 required DHHL to submit a strategic plan, including findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation, to the legislature by December 10, 2022 ….
… According to the indictment, Abordo used the forged signature and a federal court seal to create a phony court order, which he then used to prove to the victim that he’d pulled her Ewa Beach, Hawaii, home out of foreclosure ….
…O‘ahu residents now have an additional two years to get the REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state identification cards necessary to board domestic flights and enter some federal buildings….
… dedicated staff from the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i ….
… Non-profits may be eligible to receive up to $100,000. These funds will be awarded to qualifying non-profits on a first-come, first serve basis until the funds are exhausted ….

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