takes stones! nice to know there are some
Calvin Say in deep musubi on conflict charges
November 24th, 2009 by David Shapiro
Pacific Business News had a fascinating story Nov. 13 about allegations of a conflict of interest by House Speaker Calvin Say on a bill he had passed to benefit a company in which he has a financial interest.
House Bill 1593, introduced by Say and approved by the full House 43 to 7, essentially requires Massachusetts-based HRPT Properties Trust to provide more favorable leases to tenants of a Mapunapuna building HRPT acquired from the Damon Estate.
Among the tenants benefiting is Warabeya U.S.A., Inc., which uses the property for its musubi-manufacturing subsidiary Tokyo Bento Nichiyo. Say is an officer of Warabeya and is paid $1,000 a month.
HRPT has sued the state in federal court, contending the measure is unconstitutional because of its alleged narrow application to HRPT and its interference with private contract negotiations. HRPT’s motion for summary judgment is scheduled to be heard Dec. 7.
The company raised the conflict-of-interest allegations against Say in a footnote contending that he introduced the measure and voted on it without disclosing his personal interest, possibly in violation of House rules.
Say told PBN it wasn’t a conflict because “this was a class of lessees throughout the state.”
The speaker also said, “I’m just an officer in title. I’m not there for any daily operations.”
The “no” votes on the bill were mostly dissident Democrats who have opposed Say’s leadership.
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check her out, the thorn in the side of Sarah what’s her name.
A great blogger when it was not comfortable to be one, now has her own radio show, Alaska tough
EUTF, as expected
—– Original Message —–
From: Clifford Shinchi
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 3:16 pm
Subject: EUTF Open Enrollment – Processing of Enrollment Changes
A memo has been issued by the Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) explaining why some employees received “welcoming letters” and new membership cards from health plan carriers that they did not enroll with: http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/downtemp/EUTF%20Open%20Enrollment%2002-02-10.pdf. As in past years, some EC-1 forms were not processed by the cut-off date, and as in past years, employees will receive their medical services and benefits pursuant to the EC-1 form that was submitted. If the EUTF made an error in the processing of the EC-1 form, the billing will be retroactively adjusted. Documents will be processed by the EUTF as soon as possible.
If the link doesn’t work, go to YouTube and do a search for a video named
Honolulu Advertiser Downfall
Do you know when the new health care insurance reform will be adopted by the state EUTF? As it is now, according to HMSA, all family dependents under age 26 who are no longer full-time students are ineligible to remain on their family insurance plan.
Great writing but navigation on this blog makes it hard to cherry pick the politically juicy entries from Kaaawa / cat entries. For example, stumbled upon great entry regarding deciphering lobbyists / legislators gifts, but only because I clicked on “Archives” and had the patience to sift through a couple of days of entries.
You should try the “Categories” link, now moved up to the top in the right sidebar. There you can select “politics”, “campaigns”, “ethics”, etc. while avoiding (if you choose) the cats and dogs of Kaaawa.
Hi Ian and Meda,
I hope you and Meda will be able to see”Holding Fast the Dream” which is premiering Oct.23rd at 5:00 pm during HIFF. Dole Cannery theater See http://hiff.org/program/index.php/films/detail/holding_fast_the_dream_2010
Hi Ian, I’ve been reading your blog for a while now. Keep it up!
How is life in Kaaawa? I feel like I’m on a different island down here in Aina Haina!
Here is another website you might want to look at regarding the Bank of Hawaii and what happened to our fathers estate
I laughed out loud when I saw the video of Ms. Bella. She is so cute and energetic! I wish I had that much energy!
Is she a beagle mix?
Yes, she appears to be a beagle mix. She was a Humane Society dog. Very high energy, but also very good spirits!
Kaaawa was my old fishing grounds. Caught
many Papio there. Those were the days. 1960.
I worked for the Pacific Missile Range on
Base which was fishing paradise as I worked
on the other side of the runway, restricted.
Boy I used to get so much opai, weke, and moi.
Aloha Ian, I’m trying to send you an email, and it keeps bouncing. I checked the link (below) but don’t understand what it’s all about. Would you mind taking a look?
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