While change sweeps country, Hawaii remains the same
This article originally appeared on 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 | Read More »
Taxpayer money goes toward buying gift cards issued to children who participate in sex ed program
11, 12, and 13 year-olds.
Hawaii will go bust by 2016, Senate leader says
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Hawaii Senate Minority Leader Sam Slom is warning fellow lawmakers he has serious concerns about the state’s economic future. Slom, the only Republican in the 25-member Senate, cites the Council on Revenues’ recent | Read More »
Second Amendment advocates score win in Hawaii
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU – A legal victory for Second Amendment advocates will lead to a significant change in Hawaii’s firearms law. U.S. District Judge Michael Seabright has ruled Hawaii’s police chiefs must consider Steve Fotoudis’ application | Read More »
Controversial sex education program reinstated in Hawaii
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Education will reinstate the controversial “Pono Choices” sex education curriculum, but after pressure from some parents and lawmakers, the program for middle school students will include some key | Read More »
Hawaii investigates election day debacles
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Three Hawaii lawmakers called on the State Elections Commission to fire Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago Friday during a standing room-only commission meeting. They were among several people outraged over recent debacles surrounding | Read More »
Incumbent Hawaii governor out in historic upset
David Ige’s victory is remarkable on a number of levels.
Has Hawaii’s governor lost his mojo?
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Just months after becoming governor in 2010, Neil Abercrombie was ranked by Public Policy Polling as the nation’s most unpopular governor. In the past three years, his continued to spiral downward. With the | Read More »
Govt. flies illegals to Hawaii on your dime
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Although 2,500 miles from the continental United States, Hawaii has joined the list of states temporarily housing unaccompanied minors from Central America who have illegally crossed into America through the Southwest border. Who’s | Read More »
Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange most costly in the nation
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange, the Hawaii Health Connector, costs the nation’s taxpayers the most per enrollee, according to a new study by Kaiser Health. Hawaii’s exchange, which has just more than 8,500 people registered, has | Read More »
Hawaii urges residents to ‘tell a friend’ about Obamacare
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org. HONOLULU — The Hawaii Health Connector, the local Obamacare exchange, has a new campaign to boost enrollment — “Tell a friend.” “Let your family and friends know you care about their health and happiness; forward | Read More »
Obamas’ Hawaii jaunt costs locals at least $350K
Michelle Obama’s extended vacation also entailed the cost for Secret Service travel, rental cars, accommodations, and transportation.