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Legislative cuts to UH budget contributed to the “Mess in Manoa”

August 1st, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hawaii News Now posted several documents last night that shed additional light on the Mess in Manoa, including UH President David Lassner’s evaluation of Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple that rated his performance “unsatisfactory,” as well as two letters from Apple to Lassner, one billed as a direct rebuttal to the evaluation. There’s a lot of […]

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Tags: Education · Legislature · Politics

UH Regents reportedly to oppose new financial disclosure requirements

May 17th, 2014 · 12 Comments

The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents is poised to issue a unanimous call for Governor Abercrombie to veto a bill that would make the financial disclosure statements of its members available for public inspection, according to a story by Nanea Kalani in this morning’s Star-Advertiser. SB2682 would add members of the BOR and more […]

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Tags: Ethics · Legislature · Politics

Rep. Cachola accused of diverting campaign funds to personal use

May 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Hawaii News Now reported last night that the Campaign Spending Commission wants state representative and former Honolulu City Council member, Romy Cachola, to repay $64,000 in campaign funds they believe were used to pay for personal expenses. It’s a hefty sum, far beyond the $13,700 spent on meals that former councilman Rod Tam had to […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Crime · Legislature · Politics

Wooley facing tough confirmation vote

April 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Reports over the weekend indicated that opponents of Rep. Jessica Wooley’s nomination to head the Office of Environmental Quality Control may have enough votes to block her confirmation by the full Senate. Derrick DePledge, writing on the Star-Advertiser’s “Political Radar” blog, reported that yesterday Wooley “sent an email to state senators offering to meet with […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics

Bills up for final votes as legislative session prepares to wrap up

April 26th, 2014 · No Comments

The legislature is scheduled to adjourn on Thursday, and its final days are going to be very busy, judging by the number of bills that beat the final decking deadline and are now awaiting final votes in House and Senate. Here’s a link to the Senate’s digest of the pending bills. Quick links are provided […]

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Tags: Legislature · Politics