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How to spot a phishing expedition

May 20th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Phishing is the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. –Wikipedia Last week, many of you received what appeared to be emails from me asking you to click on a […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Consumer issues

Bits & pieces to start the week

March 30th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I’ve wondered for some time when and how property insurers are going to start taking sea level rise into account when dealing with oceanfront properties. So I was interested when I saw a recent entry on Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment (“Climate Change: Can the Insurance Industry be saved from Bankruptcy?”). It featured the video […]

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Tags: Business · Campaigns · environment · Politics

Bill moving to add more disclosure of funding for independent expenditure committees

February 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Campaign Spending Commission presented some interesting data in its testimony on SB1344, which would require additional disclosure about contributions to “independent expenditure committees,” the groups that can accept unlimited amounts from donors, including corporations and unions, in the post-Citizens United world. The bill moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with amendments, although the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Legislature · Politics

Just in time: A new tool to “follow the money” at the legislature

February 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

The National Institute on Money in State Politics has produced an amazing new tool for tracking campaign contributions that may impact legislative decisions. They call the database “My Legislature.” It’s available for all 50 states. You can go directly to the Hawaii data for the 2015 legislative session, start at the beginning and choose a […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Legislature · Politics · Sunshine

A curious fact about the governor’s controversial Land Board nominee

January 24th, 2015 · 22 Comments

I don’t know Carleton Ching, Governor David Ige’s controversial nominee to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources, but here’s one very interesting factoid about him. He did not contribute to Ige’s campaign. In fact, he didn’t contribute to any candidates. Not last year, or in any recent year. Despite being a lobbyist for […]

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Tags: Campaigns · environment · Politics