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Wondering why the UPW endorsement was made so late

October 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Did you catch Friday’s announcement of UPW’s endorsement in the governor’s race? Democratic candidate for governor Senator David Ige received an endorsement from the United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, which represents nearly 14,000 of Hawaii’s blue-collar workers in both the public and private sectors. UPW members are employees from local schools and hospitals to […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Labor · Politics

Complaints against Pacific Resource Partnership on tap for Campaign Spending Commission

October 18th, 2014 · 10 Comments

There’s a full and potentially interesting agenda for next week’s Campaign Spending Commission meeting, set for Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Leading off are several cases involving the Pacific Resource Partnership, its executive director, John White, and related entities. The cases involve the failure to report expenditures or to identify contributors. In each case, the […]

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“If the Mayor doesn’t like your attitude, you’re in deep shit”

October 17th, 2014 · 13 Comments

The mayor being referred to here is former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, now an Independent Party candidate for governor. The quote is drawn from the trial transcript in a case that has become news again in the context of this election. Hawaii News Now broadcast a story on Thursday about the exchange during this week’s […]

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Krugman on Obama: Some major reforms, and otherwise better than the alternatives

October 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Did you catch Paul Krugman’s long essay assessing the Obama presidency which appeared in Rolling Stone (“In Defense of Obama“)? Krugman examines several key policy areas–health care, financial reform, the economy, the environment, national security, and social change. His overall conclusion is surprising only when compared to current polls of public opinion. I think this […]

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“Executive experience” doesn’t seem to rank high of skills needed to be elected governor

October 1st, 2014 · 11 Comments

Hawaii News Now broadcast a story last night comparing the “executive experience” of the major candidates for governor (“Hannemann says his time as mayor trumps rivals’ experience“). Each candidate took a stab at justifying why their own experience made them up to the task of governing the state. But Hannemann, who served six years as […]

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